A Landing on the Sun: A Novel download epub
by Michael Frayn
Michael Frayn is the author of eleven novels, including the bestselling Headlong and Spies. He has also written thirteen plays, among them Noises Off and Copenhagen, which won three Tony Awards in l999.
Michael Frayn is the author of eleven novels, including the bestselling Headlong and Spies. Paperback: 272 pages.
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Ships from and sold by scholarpoet2. But Frayn brings to it his trademark sense of humor, so it never quite gets into the same territory. The comic aspects of an unlikely love affair between a devious public servant and the Oxford academic who is also his boss are fully exploited, providing a nice counterpoint to the more intellectually engaging philosophical material. In that sense, this novel makes a nice companion piece to Frayn's two most recent efforts - "Headlong" and "Spies" - both of which similarly deploy comic plots as devices for discussing more serious concerns.
A Landing On The Sun is a 1991 novel by Michael Frayn, and was the Sunday Express Book of the Year. It was adapted into a 1994 TV movie with a screenplay written by the author. Jessel, a British civil servant working in the Cabinet Office, has been asked to investigate the unexplained death of Summerchild, also a civil servant, whose body was found outside the Ministry of Defence some 15 years earlier, in 1974.
A Landing on the Sun. A Novel. Michael Frayn is the author of eleven novels, including the bestselling Headlong and Spies.
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For fifteen years, ever since the taciturn civil servant Stephen Summerchild fell to his death from a window, there have been rumours. So Brian Jessel, a young member of the Cabinet Office, is diverted from his routine work and asked to prepare an internal report. Slowly, from the archives in the registry, Jessel begins to reconstruct Summerchild's last months
A landing on the sun. by. Frayn, Michael.
A Landing on the Sun By Michael Frayn 249 pages. And the pompous professor in Mr. Frayn's last novel, "The Trick of It," endeavors to make his life conform to the neat rules of literary theory. His latest hero, an uptight nebbish of a civil servant named Brian Jessel, is no exception.
From the bestselling author of Headlong and Spies, "an unconditional triumph" (The Washington Post Book World)
For fifteen years, ever since the taciturn civil servant Summerchild fell to his death from a window in the Admiralty, there have been rumors.
So Brian Jessel, a young member of the Cabinet Office, is diverted from his routine work and asked to prepare an internal report. Slowly, from the archives in the Cabinet Office Registry, Jessel begins to reconstruct Summerchild's last months. It begins to emerge that, at a time when America had just put men on the moon, the British were involved in an even bolder project, and that Summerchild was investigating a phenomenon as common as sunlight, but as powerful and dangerous as any of the forces that modern science has known.
The secret world into which Brian Jessel stumbles turns out to be even more extraordinary than his department had feared.