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The Poison Oracle - a book by Dickinson, Peter

The Poison Oracle

The Poison Oracle( )
Author: Dickinson, Peter
ISBN:978-1-61873-066-4
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Small Beer Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

A sheikh funds a psycholinguist's research into the language abilities of a chimp. A chimp who then witnesses a murder.

Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Author Biography
Dickinson, Peter (Author)
Peter Dickinson was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia on December 16, 1927. He served in the British Army before receiving a B.A. in English literature from King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He was an assistant editor and reviewer for Punch Magazine for seventeen years. His first book, The Weathermonger, was published in 1968. He has written over 50 books for adults and young adults. His works for adults include Death of a Unicorn, Skeleton-in-Waiting, Perfect Gallows, The Yellow Room Conspiracy, and Some Deaths Before Dying. His works for young adults include The Iron Lion, The Ropemaker, Angel Isle, and In the Palace of the Khans. He has won several awards including the Boston Globe Horn Book Award in 1989 for Eva, the Carnegie Medal in 1979 for Tulku and in 1980 for City of Gold, the Whitbread Children's Prize for Tulku, and the Crime Writer's Golden Dagger for Skin Deep in 1968 and A Pride of Heroes in 1969. In 2009, he was awarded the OBE for services to literature. He died after a brief illness on December 16, 2015 at the age of 88.

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