Lawrence Norfolk





Lawrence Norfolk

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born
in London, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1963

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

He was born in London but 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.

His second novel, The Pope's Rhinoceros, is based on the history of an actual animal also known as Dürer
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Average rating: 3.60 · 2,459 ratings · 406 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
John Saturnall's Feast
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,188 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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Lemprière's Dictionary
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 659 ratings — published 1991 — 31 editions
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The Pope's Rhinoceros
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 1996 — 19 editions
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In the Shape of a Boar
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Ott's Sneeze
4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2002
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Legends of Ancient Rome
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Earthship
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The Oxford And Cambridge Ma...
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The Last Window-Giraffe: A ...
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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