The Witches of Chiswick
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|Format: ||Paperback, 448 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 October 2004|
We have all been lied to. A great and sinister conspiracy exists to keep us from uncovering the truth about our past. Have you ever wondered how Victorians dreamed up all that fantastic futuristic fiction? Did it ever occur to you that it might just have been based upon fact? That THE WAR OF THE WORLDS was a true account of real events? That Captain Nemo's Nautilus even now lies rusting at the bottom of the North Sea? That there really was an invisible man? And what about the other stuff? Did you know that Queen Victoria had a sexual relationship with Dr Watson? Or that the elephant man was a product of an E.T./human hybridisation programme? Or that Jack the Ripper was a terminator robot sent from the future? Read on: and learn how a cabal of Victorian Witches from the Chiswick Townswomen's Guild, working with advanced Babbage super-computers, rewrote 19th Century history, and how a 23rd Century boy called Will Starling uncovered the truth about everything.
Robert Rankin is the second highest selling writer of funny fantasy in Britain THE HOLLOW CHOCLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE sold more than 16,000 copies in hardcover, quadrupling his former HB sales Someone takes a Robert Rankin book out of a library 40 times every day - that's as many as Jane Austen The Brentford Trilogy - five books and counting - has over a million copies in print and is a cult bestseller Rankin sells across Europe, with rights sold in France, Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia and the Czech Republic The very active Robert Rankin fanclub can be found at www sproutlore.com Praise for THE WITCHES OF CHISWICK: 'The master of oddball fiction' Starburst 'The concept it great ... a time-travelling adventure full of intrigue, mystery and conspiracy' Dreamwatch 'Rankin's prose is like a mind-expanding drug ... beware, lest you find yourself addicted' SFX
About the Author
Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. He is the author of THE HOLLOW CHOCLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE WITCHES OF CHISWICK, The Brentford Trilogy (5 books), The Armageddon Quartet (3 books) and many more.
"Will Starling saves the world from itself...Attention-deficit SF humor: like Douglas Adams on a sugar high."
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