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On the Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation’s annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of science. He turns out to be surprisingly young and charming and the Foundation’s guests are soon eating out of his hand. Meanwhile, in a remote village at the other end of the island, is a balding old gent called Dr Norman Wilfred, who has lost his whereabouts, his luggage, his temper and increasingly all normal sense of reality...

About the Author

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a jounalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, The Trick of It, A Landing on the Sun and Headlong which was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. His plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen. He has translated a number of works, mostly from the Russian. Michael Frayn lives in London.

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