The Mystery of the Sardine

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2006 - Fiction - 193 pages
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When an unknown black poodle inexplicably explodes in philosophy professor Timothy Chesterton-Brown's back yard -- paralyzing the professor and killing his guest -- the "mystery of the sardine" begins. Its solution will involve such unwitting detectives as a twelve-year-old mathematician, his mother, his beloved, a palmist named Miss Prentice, and a bureaucrat dubbed the Minister of Imponderabilia. The clues they unearth -- drawing on logic, the occult, intuition, and everything in between -- lead them far away from the tiny seaside town where they begin. We follow them to Majorca, Rome, Warsaw, and London, but in the end, the solution lies beyond even the furthest and most magical reaches of reason.

  

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User Review  - Luc - Goodreads

Themerson is fun. Not coarse dirty-joke fun, but intellectual playfullness. The story has quite an intricate plot with many characters, some of them you will not forget easily: the Minister of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

I am not sure why I am giving this book 2 stars when I finished it thinking that I would like to have the time I spent reading it back, please. I guess because I think the author probably had a point ... Read full review

Contents

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3
II
15
III
22
IV
28
V
34
VI
42
VII
48
VIII
60
X
87
XI
100
XII
128
XIII
143
XIV
154
XV
162
XVI
174
XVII
189

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Stefan Themerson was a Polish, later British poet, novelist, filmmaker, composer and philosopher.

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