Heaven, reported St John in Revelation, was a cubical city 12,000 furlongs high made of 'pure gold, like unto clear glass'. That was 1,900 years ago, and Heaven as it is today has changed out of all recognition. Sweet Dreams is the account of a recent journey to the metropolis at the nerve-centre of the universe. The journey was undertaken not by ...Read MoreHeaven, reported St John in Revelation, was a cubical city 12,000 furlongs high made of 'pure gold, like unto clear glass'. That was 1,900 years ago, and Heaven as it is today has changed out of all recognition. Sweet Dreams is the account of a recent journey to the metropolis at the nerve-centre of the universe. The journey was undertaken not by a mystical reporter like St John, but by Howard Baker, an observer of much more modern outlook. He finds a city which offers rich opportunities for leisure and enjoyment - but one which also presents a moral and intellectual challenge. In short, a city which is highly adapted to the requirements of modest, responsible, likeable, educated men of liberal views and genuine social concern called Howard Baker. Michael Frayn is the celebrated author of plays such as Copenhagen and Afterlife. His bestselling novels include Headlong, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Spies, which won the Whitbread Best Novel Award and his latest novel Skios, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. "May go down in history as one of England's special contributions to the twentieth century." (Times Literary). "Lucid, intelligent, delightful, stylish, extremely funny...I recommend it wholeheartedly." (New York Times).Read Less
Good. 0670686379 Ex-library book with usual stamps, markings, card pocket, etc. Lightly scuffed edges. Faint water spot at bottom edge has not caused warping. Pages are slightly brown from age. Pages are clear and binding is secure. A nice copy. Your purchase supports a non-profit organization that promotes literacy and recycling through a free book share program!
Good+ in Very Good jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Book is clean, square & tight, exlibrary with few of the distictions, card pocket ghost on ffep, library stamp on title page & bfep, unmarked textblock173 pages. Boards are blue/green textured paper covered, light green cloth spine. lettering in yellow and blue/green gilt. minor edge, shelf & corner wear. Jacket is clean & unmarked, minor edge, shelf & corner wear. In newer library mylar archival protective cover.
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