Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca

By: William Thacker (author)Paperback

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'William Thacker is a name you will hear a lot more often.' -- Matt Haig, author 'Envisage Brian Friel, Matt Haig and Evelyn Waugh scribbling an utterly brilliant novel together, then dive into Lingua Franca. Remarkable.' -- Caroline Smailes, author 'This is bloody brilliant.' -- Heydon Prowse, Writer of the Bafta winning The Revolution Will Be Televised There's a problem with Barrow, but it can be fixed. You just need to change the name to Birdseye. Birdseye-in-Furness...Miles Platting is pulled from the ruins of a shipwreck into a world in which no one will speak to him. The founder of Lingua Franca - a naming rights agency committed to renaming every UK town after a corporate sponsor - Miles recounts the story of his quest for linguistic supremacy to anyone who'll listen. Confined to his hospital bed in a deathly quiet ward, Miles seeks to find his colleagues and reunite with his true love. But in doing so, Miles must confront his deepest held convictions and consider, what's in a name? in a world where the spoken word has been replaced with silence.

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About Author

Author and scriptwriter William Thacker was born in London in 1986. His debut novel, Charm Offensive, was published by Legend Press in 2014. As a screenwriter, William co-wrote the short film, Full Time, winner of the Best Film award at the 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival. He is also the co-writer behind Steven, the feature-length Morrissey biopic currently in development. Lingua Franca is his second novel.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781785079740
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781785079740
  • weight: 188
  • ISBN10: 1785079743

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