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The Invention of Dr Cake

Andrew Motion

The Invention of Dr Cake, by former poet laureate Andrew Motion, is a tantalising novel about poets and their afterlives.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571216321
Date Published
01.04.2004
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Summary

What is the truth about the mysterious Dr Cake? Why, at his funeral, is there no name on the brass plate so ostentatiously screwed into his coffin-lid? Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, has written a tantalising novel about poets and their afterlife.

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Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009; he is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, and has published four celebrated biographies. His group study The Lamberts won the Somerset Maugham Award and his authorised life of Philip Larkin…

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