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Category: historical
First published: 5 Aug 1999
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, published
ISBN: 0316850586, Hardcover, 434 pages
Size: 21.8 x 14.2 x 4 cm
Publisher: Abacus, published 4 May 2000
ISBN: 0349113157, Paperback, 480 pages
Size: 3.2 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
Publisher: Hachette Digital, published 1 Oct 2009
ISBN: B002TXZRGI, Kindle edition, 484 pages
The book is a sequel to The Walled Orchard and Goatsong.

Book synopsis (The back of the book says)

When his father dies, and he is reduced at a stroke from prosperity to penury, Euxenus decides to leave Athens and seek his fortune elsewhere. As a philosopher and intellectual of some note, he has no difficulty getting a job as tutor to a young prince in the wealthy but utterly provincial court of King Philip of Macedon. The young prince is called Alexander, and the rest is history. Or is it? Alexander conquered Greece, Egypt and the Persian Empire in the course of eight years, amassing a huge army along the way, and leaving behind him the foundations of countless new cities named after him. He proclaimed himself a deity, and died at the age of 33. In ALEXANDER AT THE WORLD'S END, Tom Holt tells the story of two remarkable men, one of whom conquered empires and one of whom struggled to overcome the drainage problems of a small village. It is a story of two men whose paths crossed only briefly, but whose encounter changed both their lives for ever. And it is a story which throws an extraordinary new light on the man who became Alexander the Great.

The story of two men, one of whom conquered empires, one of whom tackled the drainage problems of a small village. Their paths crossed only briefly, but the encounter changed their lives forever. The first was Alexander the Great, the second, Euxenus, philosopher and tutor to the young Alexander.
Alexander At The End Of The World was the working title.
I have also seen this book listed as Some talk of Alexander.

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`Wry and droll, fascinating and funny, by bringing us Alexander's nether parts this novel gives momentous matters unforgettable life'
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'It's gone wrong.' Professor George Eisenkopf, resident nuclear genius at the University of Chicopee Falls, Iowa, and the State Department's leading authority on civilian atomic power, scratched his nose with the plastic coffee-stirrer he'd been given on the plane.
 'It isn't working properly,' he added, in case there were any laymen present.
(Tom Holt, "Odds and Gods")
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