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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What Do the Following Have in Common?

The Great Gatsby
Animal Farm
Peter Pan
A Christmas Carol
Northanger Abbey
Fahrenheit 451
The Old Man and The Sea
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Big Sleep
Bonjour Tristesse
Heart of Darkness.                           They are all short novels. About 200 pages.

“Short novels are for busy people, for the beach, for the journey to work, for the weekend. They have no padding, no stuffing, no unnecessary waffle – just the story/the action/the characters/the dialogue. They are for the modern age,” says Professor Tom Ressencourt. “They are for today's reader.”

And what has 'The Government's Top Salesman Tells All' to do with these great works? Well, it's shortish.....