An elegant, powerful novel, set in Victorian England, a time not so different from our own... perfect for fans of THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER and THE SHADOW OF THE WIND
Ambitious young journalist Thomas Kitson arrives at the battlefields of the Crimea as the London Courier’s man on the ground. It is a dangerous place, full of the worst horrors of war but Kitson is determined to make his mark. Under the tutelage of his hard-bitten Irish boss Cracknell, and assisted by artist Robert Styles, he sets about exposing the incompetence of the army generals.
Two years later, as Sebastopol burns, Thomas returns to England under mysterious circumstances. Desperate to forget the atrocities of the Crimea, he takes a job as a ‘street philosopher’, a society writer reporting on the gossip of the day. But on the eve of the great Art Treasures Exhibition, as Manchester prepares to welcome Queen Victoria, Thomas’s past returns to haunt him in the most horrifying way...
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487 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout. One Hundred And Fifty Years Ago, Britain Was Engaged In A War Unpopular At Home.Review:
‘A galloping good story’
‘Lust, avarice, envy, revenge all play their part in this brilliantly told, well-paced story, which also begs the question, so relevant today, of just how close to action journalists and recorders of war should be allowed’
‘Plampin’s historical research is impressive, as is his command of detail….his true gift of descriptive power’
Independent on Sunday
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000727243X
Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 496 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk000727243X
Book Description Harpercollins, 2009. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Brand new copy of the novel set during the Crimean War. Bookseller Inventory # 030779
Book Description HarperCollins, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000727243X
Book Description HarperCollins, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000727243X