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23%OFFTom Michell - The Penguin Lessons - 9781405921800 - V9781405921800
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The Penguin Lessons

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Description for The Penguin Lessons Paperback. Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. Num Pages: 240 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KL; BM; WNGK; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 128 x 22. Weight in Grams: 172.
*AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB AND READ BY BILL NIGHY ON AUDIO* 'I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time' Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. ... Read more

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About Tom Michell
Tom Michell was born and grew up on the rural downs of southern England, where he grew to love animals, birds and plants. After living in Argentina he returned home and settled in Cornwall where he helps with the family business, tends a small plot of what he calls 'good Cornish soil' and sings with a local choir. ... Read more

Reviews for The Penguin Lessons
A crazy, witty, enchanting story
Woman & Home
Tom Michell seems like the sort of fellow you'd like to have dinner with sometime. He would no doubt regale you with fascinating tales of life in Argentina during the 1970s: living with high inflation and the collapse of the Peronist government, hiking in the high Andes, wandering the snowy, ... Read more

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