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This is an auction for TOM JONES by Henry Fielding.

"Paul Carpenter would prefer to ignore the really weird aspects of his job, but that proves impossible in pest control at J. W. Wells, because pest control is a matter of dragon slaying, and Beowulf is a useful procedural manual. Better this than taking deposits to the Bank of the Dead, though, and it keeps Paul's mind off being dumped by Sophie, the love of his life. Judy di Castel Blanco, partner in charge of entertainment (and queen of the Fay), sends Paul--the only qualified Hero available--to rescue cashier Shumway and the partner in charge of pest control, who have apparently been kidnapped. Paul fails but starts uncovering the truth about his role at Wells and the war among the Fay, in which he is the Chosen One, whatever that means. Judy isn't on the human-friendly side of the conflict, and her plans for Paul and Sophie are diabolical. Paul's sometimes effective but never expected methods of Hero-ing make for a good read, one that Holt's bizarre humour and sense of detail render terrifically funny."
- Booklist (US) review:

"FIVE STARS!!! This is absolutely one of the BEST books I have ever read. I know that Mr Holt has been in the game for a while, and I have read several of his Omnibus edition novels (all of which I loved), but this latest foray into the wonderful world he has created was excellent. I could not put it down. There are so many issues left open for a third book, that I find myself hoping time will fly by, and I can get the 'next' book. Please! Please! Please! Keep up the amazing work, Mr Holt."

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Paperback 2005.

474 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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