A (suit)case of mistaken identity leads to a series of absurd misadventures, as Michael Frayn exports a madcap farce to an unsuspecting Greek island.
Michael Frayn’s ingeniously comic art thriller about a young philosophy lecturer’s obsessive hunt for a missing masterpiece.
A novel of historical investigation and comic invention, Headlong pitches from gallery to museum to library delivering an extended lesson in iconography and aesthetics. It uses the elusive story behind a painting, which is presumed - by Martin Clay, an easily-distracted philosophy lecturer - to be a lost work of Brueghel. He risks everything he has in his efforts to establish its provenance and then spirit it from its owner.
About the AuthorMichael Frayn was born in London and began his writing career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer.