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Christopher Nicholson

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London, The United Kingdom


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Christopher Nicholson was born in London in 1956. He read English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and lives in south-west England.

His first novel, THE FATTEST MAN IN AMERICA, was published in 2005. THE ELEPHANT KEEPER, which followed in 2009, was shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel award and for the Encore Award. His third novel, WINTER, about the life of the elderly Thomas Hardy, was published in January 2014.

His first non-fiction book, AMONG THE SUMMER SNOWS, a meditation on the great, enigmatic snow-beds that survive each summer in the Scottish mountains, was published in June 2017.

He was married to the artist Catharine Nicholson, who died in 2011, and has two children, a son and a daughter.

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The Elephant Keeper

3.42 avg rating — 2,487 ratings — published 2008 — 21 editions
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3.70 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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The Fattest Man in America

3.22 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Among the Summer Snows

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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“Greatly excited, and making little squeals and rumbles of pleasure, the Elephants grazed through the blue-bells, their trunks flying out to latch on to hazel branches, which they dragged and tore down and stuffed into their mouths.”
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“They are called Elephants and they are very noble and wise creatures, who come from far away across the sea.”
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“And yet, why is there any need to go abroad? After all, one can travel easily enough through novels!”
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