Edward Trencom's Nose - Giles Milton

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Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. But his world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family papers. To his horror, Edward discovers that nine previous generations of his family have come to sticky ends because of their noses.

Giles Milton is a noted journalist and author who has written several books including Nathaniel's Nutmeg, a best seller.  He has chosen two passages which he reads himself from this, his first novel.

Meet Edward Trencom in his world famous cheese shop as a party of tourists visit and hints of sinister intrigue are revealed.
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The year is 1667.  Humphrey Trencom has sailed from Dorset to Constantinople in search of Byzantine antiquities and has taken up with a young strumpet, Hafise.

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Extracts from Edward Trencom's Nose by Giles Milton published by Macmillan

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