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The Porpoise

The Porpoise

Haddon, Mark, 1962- author; McInnerny, Tim, narrator

A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail. So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears. A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore; in which pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home

Playaway, Electronic resource, Audiobook. English. Audiobooks. General.
Published Rearsby: Clipper Audiobooks, 2019
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  • Ilkley – Earliest copy due back 30th December

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    193130605 Adult Fiction ADB Adult Fiction Due back 30th December


Statement of responsibility: Mark Haddon
ISBN: 1528862589, 9781528862585
Note: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Performers: Narrated by Tim McInnerny.
Physical Description: 1 pre-recorded MP3 player (10 hrs, 45 mins.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 set of earphones + 2 AAA batteries
Publisher Number: D6280