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02 - Tom Holt Novels p1


This article is from the Tom Holt FAQ, by Nick Boalch n.g.boalch@durham.ac.uk with numerous contributions by others.

02 - Tom Holt Novels p1

"Lucia in Wartime" (1985)
ISBN 0-060-55003-1
ISBN 0-333-40247-2

"Lucia Triumphant" (1986)
ISBN 0-060-96196-1

Sequals to E.F. Benson's "Lucia" series. Both are now sadly out of print
but occasionally become available at booksellers.

"Expecting Someone Taller" (1987)
ISBN 1-857-232181-3

All he did was run over a badger - sad, but hardly catastrophic. But it
wasn't Malcolm Fisher's day, for the badger turned out to be none other
than Ingolf, last of the Giants. With his dying breath, he reluctantly
handed to Malcolm two Gifts of Power, and made him ruler of the world.

But can Malcolm cope with the responsibilty? Whilst averting wars,
plagues and famines, he also has to protect himself against gods,
dwarves, valkyries and other nefarious manifestations of the Dark Ages -
none of whom think he is right for the job...

"Who's Afraid of Beowulf?" (1988)
ISBN 1-857-23196-1 (pb)

Well, not Hrolf Earthstar, for a start. The last Norse king of Caithness,
Hrolf and his twelwe champions are woken from a centuries-long sleep when
Hildy Fredriksenn, archaeologist of the fairer sex, finds their grave.
Not only that, Hrolf decides to carry on his ancient war against the

In a mixture of P.G. Wodehouse, Norse mythology and Laurel and Hardy,
Hildy and her Viking companions face such perils as BBC film crews,
second-rate fish and chips and the Bakerloo Line in their battle against
the powers of darkness.

"I, Margaret" (1989)
ISBN 0-333-49776-7 (pub. Papermac)

The unauthorised autobiography of Margaret Thatcher, as told to Steve
Nallon with Tom Holt.

"Goatsong" (1989)
ISBN 0-312-03838-0

"Goatsong" is out of print in a single edition, however the new edition
of "The Walled Orchard" contains "Goatsong" as well.

"The Walled Orchard" (1990/1997)
ISBN 0-751-52138-8 (pub. Warner)

This new edition of "The Walled Orchard" also contains "Goatsong".

Athens is at the middle of her golden age; Pericles is busy building the
Parthenon, Sophocles, Euripedes and Socrates are writing words which will
live forever, and Eupolis is hearding goats on Parnes. Unfortunately,
Athens is also embarking on the Peloponnesian War, which she will
eventually lose...

The hero is Eupolis, weary, cynical and believing only in comedy. The
heroine is Athens, at the height of her schizophrenic glory. A startling
mixture of comedy and tragedy, "The Walled Orchard" is the poignant,
charming story of their turbulent relationship.


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