The Cryptographer

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ISBN 9780571218370 Format N/A
9780571218370
Paperback
Published 01/07/2004 Length N/A

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'People like to think that money and love are opposites. Anna Moore, tax inspector A2 Grade, has come to be less sure . . .'

Anna is assigned to investigate John Law, code maker, code breaker and the world's first quadrillionaire. What follows is a lesson in generosity and greed, and a powerful discovery of love.

'One of the two or three most original and interesting young novelists working in Britain today.' A. S. Byatt, Guardian

''Engage, and you're hooked . . . Hill is that rarity, a novelist who gets better with every book. He makes reading a joy.' Tom Adair, Scotsman

'An intelligent, brooding novel that lingers in the mind.' Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail

'People like to think that money and love are opposites. Anna Moore, tax inspector A2 Grade, has come to be less sure . . .'Anna is assigned to investigate John Law, code maker, code breaker and the world's first quadrillionaire. What follows is a lesson in generosity and greed, and a powerful discovery of love.'One of the two or three most original and interesting young novelists working in Britain today.' A. S. Byatt, Guardian''Engage, and you're hooked . . . Hill is that rarity, a novelist who gets better with every book. He makes reading a joy.' Tom Adair, Scotsman'An intelligent, brooding novel that lingers in the mind.' Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
  • About Tobias Hill

    Tobias Hill was born in London. In 2003 the TLS nominated him as one the best young writers in Britain: in 2004 he was selected as one of the country's Next Generation poets and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His collection of stories, Skin, won the Pen-Macmillan Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize. The Cryptographer, his third novel, led AS Byatt to observe that 'Hill is one of the two or three most original and interesting young novelists working in Britain today.' His fourth novel, The Hidden, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim.

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