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The Elephant - Rayner, Richard
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The Elephant is Bradford, and 'a dream of a department store at the top of a hill so vertiginously steep it seems the whole building must break loose and roll down at any moment'. It is a man in the death business, and it is also his son, a self-confessed fantasist and liar who is named after a cricket field. It is about George Gershwin and The Beatles and a bonfire on the beach. About sleeping in coffins, Tetley bitter-men, the evil Schenk, a jar of pickled birds, cycling to Blackpool and back in 1931 and, fifty years ...

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The Elephant 1992, Turtle Bay Books

ISBN-13: 9780679407256

Unabridged

Hardcover

The Elephant 1992, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330324557

New edition

Mass-market paperback

The Elephant 1991, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224030052

Hardcover