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24%OFFBeryl Bainbridge - According to Queeney - 9780349114477 - V9780349114477
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According to Queeney

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Description for According to Queeney Paperback. * A wonderful, immaculately researched novel that brings Dr Johnson, his friends and his times to life. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 126 x 17. Weight in Grams: 188.
'A stellar literary event . . . written with panache and an enviable economy . . . the biggest risk of her literary life' Margaret Atwood According to Queeney is a masterly evocation of the last years of Dr Johnson, arguably Britain's greatest Man of Letters. The time is the 1770s and 1780s and Johnson, having completed his life's major work (he compiled the first ever Dictionary of the English Language) is running an increasingly chaotic life. Torn between his strict morality and his undeclared passion for Mrs Thrale, the wife of an old friend, According to Queeney ... Read more

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About Beryl Bainbridge
Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010) wrote eighteen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television. Five of her novels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Every Man for Himself and Injury Time won the Whitbread Prize, The Bottle Factory Outing won the Guardian Fiction Prize and Master Georgie won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Four of her novels ... Read more

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This is a small, wise book of small prose miracles . . . It is a larger miracle in this way: it makes us feel we see Johnson and his friends in unexpected and unfamiliar ways which are nevertheless convincing and authentic
Andrew Marr Its subjects - guilt, passion, misunderstanding and suffering - are those that she has addressed ... Read more

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