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The Fruit Palace
  • Published: 3 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099274049
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Fruit Palace



'The Great Cocaine Story''A quite extraordinary travel book. It was a wild adventure that came off' Sunday Telegraph

`This hilarious and hair-raising narrative of misadventure might be a collaboration between Hunter Thompson and Bruce Chatwin, or Evelyn Waugh and Mark Twain. Charles Nicholl is. . . ruefully witty, shrewdly observant, eminently sensible, far too intelligent to get mixed up in a story like this one, and lucky enough to have survived it. THE FRUIT PALACE is compelling, informative, imaginative and altogether brilliant Jay Mclnerney. `It is Nicholl`s triumph to have turned this crazy assignment into one of the most absorbing travel books I have read. . . No book I know gives a more perceptive glimpse of the life of the urban poor who are the majority of South Americans. This is a brilliant book, informative, well-written, and fun to read' New York Times Book Review.

  • Published: 3 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099274049
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Charles Nicholl

Charles Nicholl has written travel books, The Fruit Palace and Borderlines; a study of Elizabethan alchemy, The Chemical Theatre, and a biography of the pamphleteer Thomas Nashe, A Cup of News. He has also written a reconstruction of Sir Walter Raleigh's search for El Dorado, The Creature in the Map, and Somebody Else, which won the 1998 Hawthornden Prize and a biography of Christopher Marlowe, The Reckoning.

Charles Nicholl is the author of nine books of history, biography and travel, including the celebrated The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, and the Crime Writers' Association 'Gold Dagger' Award for non-fiction), Somebody Else: Arthur Rimbaud in Africa (winner of the Hawthornden Prize), The Fruit Palace and The Creature in the Map. He has presented two documentaries for British television, and has lectured in Britain, Italy and the United States. He lives in Italy with his wife and children.

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