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The Queen's Necklace Italo Calvino

The Queen's Necklace By Italo Calvino

The Queen's Necklace by Italo Calvino

Condition - Very Good
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Contains such stories as "The Queen's Necklace" and "The Workshop Hen".

The Queen's Necklace Summary

The Queen's Necklace by Italo Calvino

'The inspector ordered that the bird be searched.One of the agents stalled saying it made him feel sick, and after some fierce pecking another withdrew sucking a bleeding finger.' In these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends. Italo Calvino's writing explores the fringes of these small, unusual scenes and finds incalculable wisdom and humour there. This book contains The Queen's Necklace and The Workshop Hen.

About Italo Calvino

Writer, essayist and journalist, Italo Calvino was born in 1923 in Cuba, of Italian parents. He spent his early years in San Remo, and studied at Turin, where he worked as a publisher. His first novel, The Path to the Nest of Spiders (1947), described resistance against Fascism in a highly naturalistic manner. Calvino's whimsical and imaginative fables made him one of the most important Italian fiction writers in the 20th century. He died in Siena in 1985.

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The Queen's Necklace by Italo Calvino
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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