Hemingway's Chair

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Macmillan, Jun 23, 1999 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Martin Sproale is an assistant postmaster obsessed with Ernest Hemingway. Martin lives in a small English village, where he studies his hero and putters about harmlessly--until an ambitious outsider, Nick Marshall, is appointed postmaster instead of Martin. Slick and self-assured, Nick steals Martin's girlfriend and decides to modernize the friendly local office by firing dedicated but elderly employees and privatizing the business. Suddenly, gentle Martin is faced with a choice: meedly accept defeat as he always has, or fight for what he believes in, as his hero, Hemingway, would.

Filled with Michael Palin's trademark wit and good humor, this novel is for anyone who has ever dreamed of triumphing over the technocrats and backstabbers of the world. Hilarious, touching, and ultimately inspirational, Hemingway's Chair will make readers stand up and cheer.

 

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The Monty Python veteran's debut novel is a slight but engaging oddity: an affectionate portrait of a shy and disappointed man who's obsessed with Ernest Hemingway. Pale, rash-prone Martin Sproale has ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
17
Section 4
24
Section 5
36
Section 6
47
Section 7
52
Section 8
56
Section 21
158
Section 22
165
Section 23
176
Section 24
179
Section 25
184
Section 26
190
Section 27
195
Section 28
199

Section 9
59
Section 10
68
Section 11
79
Section 12
88
Section 13
95
Section 14
102
Section 15
108
Section 16
117
Section 17
124
Section 18
132
Section 19
141
Section 20
145
Section 29
206
Section 30
216
Section 31
224
Section 32
229
Section 33
232
Section 34
238
Section 35
242
Section 36
245
Section 37
255
Section 38
261
Section 39
266
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About the author (1999)

MICHAEL PALIN is a comedian, novelist, actor, and playwright, well known from the Monty Python television show. Hemingway's Chair is his first novel. He lives in North London.

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