The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea by Mark Haddon
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From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.

That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not.

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent. All the gifts so admired in Haddon’s prose are in strong evidence here – the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism – but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention. This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.


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About Mark Haddon

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MARK HADDON is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was published in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. Mark Haddon lives in Oxford. MICHAEL ROSEN was born in 1946 in North London. One of the best-known figures in the children's book world, he is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers' works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books. ZADIE SMITH was born in London. Her novels include White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty. CARMEN CALLIL was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia and came to the UK in 1960. She is the author (with Colm Toibin) of The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950. TIM PARKS currently lives in Italy and is the author of novels, non-fiction and essays. BLAKE MORRISON is the author of two bestselling memoirs and is also a poet, critic, journalist and librettist.
 
Published February 10, 2010 by Vintage. 78 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea by Mark Haddon Picador £12.99, pp96 'Like plumbers and dentists, poets are fallible, and the possibility of genuine nonsense cannot be ruled out.' Well, Mark Haddon, you said it.

Nov 06 2005 | Read Full Review of The Talking Horse and the Sad...

Publishers Weekly

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Despite the Curious Incident –like title, fans of Haddon's novel will find this collection's pleasures less immediate, but that doesn't mean they aren't here.

Apr 03 2006 | Read Full Review of The Talking Horse and the Sad...

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