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Magic Mobile

Magic Mobile

ISBN
9780571355006
Published
07/05/2020
9780571355006
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
256

About the Book

A mobile phone is something that gives you the whole world at the touch of your finger – but this book is even better. Magic Mobile is a collection of thirty ‘pre-loaded’ new text files in a no-fuss, non-digital entertainment system. In a volume that succeeds Matchbox Theatre and Pocket Playhouse, each of these short comic masterpieces displays Michael Frayn’s unique genius in forever capturing life’s latest absurdities.

Tune in to the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Magic Mobile 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June.

Michael Frayn’s eleven novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen.

A mobile phone is something that gives you the whole world at the touch of your finger – but this book is even better. Magic Mobile is a collection of thirty ‘pre-loaded’ new text files in a no-fuss, non-digital entertainment system. In a volume that succeeds Matchbox Theatre and Pocket Playhouse, each of these short comic masterpieces displays Michael Frayn’s unique genius in forever capturing life’s latest absurdities.Tune in to the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Magic Mobile 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June. Michael Frayn’s eleven novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen.
  • Michael Frayn

    Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off, recently chosen as one of the nation's three favourite plays, to Copenhagen, which won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year and the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play. He is married to the writer Claire Tomalin.

    Photo credit: Ekko von Schwichow

    Watch

    Watch Michael Frayn's Guardian interview here 

    Watch Michael Frayn on how he wrote Skios here 

    Watch Michael Frayn's Guardian Book Club discussion on Spies here 

    Read

    Michael Frayn's Paris Review interview on the art of the theatre here  

    Praise

    'The most delightful, sophisticated novel: Michael Frayn is probably England's funniest writer.' New York Times on Towards the End of the Morning

    'As brilliant as all Michael Frayn's work.' P.G. Wodehouse on The Tin Men

    'Frayn has never written more seductively and surely than in this book.' Sunday Times on Spies

    'Fans of [Frayn's] fabulously metaphysical farce will laugh themselves sick at this novel ... Frayn can't write a sentence without making you giggle but when he's in full comic flow he's a miracle of nature.' Daily Express on Skios

“Magic Mobile should really make you laugh . . . a collection of 35 sketches, none of them very long, most of them tremendously inventive and enjoyable . . . where one good idea follows another and you can read just two or three of them at a time, it’s positively invaluable”
- The Times
“Michael Frayn is the most philosophical comic writer – and the most comic philosophical writer – of our time.”
- Daily Mail

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