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One Less Octopus at Paxos

Russell Hoban

'She fired the speargun, then held up the spear with an octopus writhing on it. It was a mottled pinky-brown and its head was about as big as two clasped hands.'

Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban (1925-2011) was the author of many extraordinary novels including Turtle Diary, Riddley Walker, Amaryllis Night and Day, The Bat Tattoo, Her Name Was Lola, Come Dance With Me and Linger Awhile. He also wrote some classic books for children including The Mouse and his Child and the Frances books.

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