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Lawrence Norfolk (born 1963) is a British novelist known for historical works with complex plots and intricate detail. His novels also feature an unusually large vocabulary.

Though born in London, Norfolk lived in Iraq until 1967 and then in the West Country of England. He read English at King's College London and graduated in 1986. He worked briefly as a teacher and later as a freelance writer for reference-book publishers.

In 1992 he won the Somerset Maugham Award for his first novel, Lemprière's Dictionary, about events surrounding the publication, in 1788, of John Lemprière's Bibliotheca Classica on classical mythology and history.The novel starts out as a detective story and mixes historical elements with steampunk-style fiction.

Norfolk based his second novel, The Pope's Rhinoceros, on the story of an actual animal; see Dürer's Rhinoceros. Themes in the work include the lost city of Vineta in the Baltic, the sack of Prato, and the Benin bronze-making culture on the river Niger.

The third novel, In the Shape of a Boar, juxtaposes the flight of a Bukovina Jew in World War II with the legend of Atalanta in Calydon.

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Total Books: 35
John Saturnall's Feast
2013 - John Saturnall's Feast (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802121738
ISBN-10: 080212173X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Lempriere's Dictionary
2006 - Lempriere's Dictionary (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780749398194
ISBN-10: 0749398191
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

In Gestalt eines Ebers
2003 - In Gestalt Eines Ebers (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442731015
ISBN-10: 3442731011

The Pope's Rhinoceros A Novel
2003 - The Pope's Rhinoceros a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802139887
ISBN-10: 0802139884
Genre: Literature & Fiction

In the Shape of a Boar
2002 - In the Shape of a Boar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802139672
ISBN-10: 0802139671
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ott's Sneeze
2002 - Ott's Sneeze [New Writing] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781870699525
ISBN-10: 1870699521
Genre: Arts & Photography

Le rhinocros du pape
2000 - Le Rhinocros Du Pape (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253148166
ISBN-10: 2253148164

In the Shape of a Boar
2000 - In the Shape of a Boar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297647003
ISBN-10: 0297647008

Ein Nashorn fr den Papst
1998 - Ein Nashorn Fr Den Papst (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442724062
ISBN-10: 3442724066

Lempriere's Wrterbuch
1998 - Lempriere's Wrterbuch (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442720132
ISBN-10: 3442720133

The Pope's Rhinoceros
1997 - The Pope's Rhinoceros (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805054750
ISBN-10: 0805054758
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Lempriere's Wrterbuch Roman
1992 - Lempriere's Wrterbuch Roman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442425969
ISBN-10: 3442425964

Lempriere's Dictionary
1992 - Lempriere's Dictionary (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517581841
ISBN-10: 0517581841
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

Lemprieres Wrterbuch
Lemprieres Wrterbuch [Roman] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783813510461
ISBN-10: 3813510468

Ein Nashorn Fur Den Papst
Ein Nashorn Fur Den Papst (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783813519204
ISBN-10: 3813519201

El Diccionario de Lempriere
El Diccionario De Lempriere [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788433906618
ISBN-10: 8433906615
Genre: Literature & Fiction

El Rinoceronte del Papa
El Rinoceronte Del Papa [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433908582
ISBN-10: 8433908588
Genre: Literature & Fiction

En Figura de Jabali
En Figura De Jabali [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433969781
ISBN-10: 8433969781
Genre: Literature & Fiction