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The Rules Of Perspective Hardcover – 5 May 2005

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  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0224051873
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0224051873
  • Dimensions : 14.27 x 3.18 x 22.38 cm
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape (5 May 2005)
  • Language: : English
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An intricately constructed, powerfully written piece: the work of a serious, hard-working novelist in his prime. In the nexus of art, war and flawed humanity, Thorpe has found a thrilling, evanescent beauty. (Sunday Telegraph)

A gem...he enfolds us in the macabre, dust-laden terror of an enemy artillery strike, his imagery so vivid it causes one's throat to constrict. (Literary Review)

Art and war collide in this powerful novel... Moving and thought-provoking. (Daily Telegraph)

An elaborately plotted work of formal brilliance and invention...a compelling fiction that memorably portrays the wretchedness of war. (Evening Standard)

A wholly gripping meditation on the place of art and beauty in a world governed by violence... Beautiful and compelling. (Daily Mail)

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Sixty years on: a great novel about the end of World War II. (2004-09-22)

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