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Bestseller Paperback – 21 March 2011

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  • Paperback : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1846881285
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1846881282
  • Product Dimensions : 12.83 x 2.34 x 19.84 cm
  • Publisher : Alma Books Ltd; Reprint Edition (21 March 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
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"A novel which is light yet serious, funny and painful, somewhat fantastic yet shot through with truth" - Allan Massie, The Scotsman

"Gallenzi . . . slips in sound insider's judgements on how this business works. Read it for the lowdown on the low trade" - Boyd Tonkin, The Independent

"Sly, tongue-in-cheek novel that will leave readers in stitches of laughter." - Booklist

"Very funny and too awfully right in so many ways" - Tim Parks

"Too depressing, too accurate" - Tibor Fischer

"Very amusing - a Conrad on the way." - John Calder

"A clever satire on the world of publishing" - The Times

"A fine comic caper and a biting satire on the publishing industry . . . it is cleverly plotted and lands several juicy thumps on its target." - Independent on Sunday

"While not necessarily directed at paying off old scores . . . Bestseller shows that its creator clearly enjoys laying about him, not just at the book trade's monsters and grotesque, but at their consensual victims in the shape of writers and editorial underlings." - TLS

About the Author

Alessandro Gallenzi is the founder of Hesperus Press, Alma Books and Alma Classics, and the successor of John Calder at the helm of Calder Publications. As well as being a literary publisher with fifteen years of experience, he is a translator, a poet, a playwright and a novelist. His collection of poetry Modern Bestiary - Ars Poetastrica was published in 2005 to critical acclaim. He lives in Richmond with his wife and two children.

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