Massie, Allan A Question of Loyalties

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A Question of Loyalties

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By the same author as "The Last Peacock" which won the Frederick Niven Award, this novel is a multi-layered political story that attempts to explain how and why France capitulated in 1940.

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"Miraculous." (Auberon Waugh)

"I have no hesitation in calling it a major novel ... Massie here has vigorously pushed back the narrowing boundaries of English fiction. This is a novel of scope, substance and strength all too rare today." ( Spectator)

"Addictively narrated ... Out of one broken man's story evolves the weighty history and treachery of a whole era." ( The Times)

"If anyone needs a virtuoso example of what fiction can do that history can't, I would direct them to this novel. It renders Vichy France absolutely palpable in a way I have not read before: in all its abysmal compromises, hatreds, self-loathings, betrayals and silences." (Nicholas Shakespeare Waitrose Weekend 2014-01-23)

"As a prose stylist, Massie can write like an angel ... taut yet elegiac, epigrammatic yet wistfully lyrical." ( Sunday Telelgraph)

About the Author:

Allan Massie was born on 19 October 1938 in Singapore, and was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond and Trinity College, Cambridge. He began his career as a teacher (1960-71) at Drumtochty Castle School, and also taught English as a second language in Rome (1972-5). He was Creative Writing Fellow at Edinburgh University (1982-4) and at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities (1985-6). He was a member of the Scottish Arts Council (1989-91), a Trustee of the National Museums of Scotland (1995-8), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Allan Massie was a columnist for the Glasgow Herald (1985-8) and the Sunday Times Scotland (1987-91), and has been fiction reviewer for The Scotsman since 1976. He has been a columnist for the Daily Telegraph since 1991, The Daily Mail since 1994, and the Sunday Times Scotland since 1996. A former editor of the New Edinburgh Review, he also contributes to the Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator.

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ALAN MASSIE
Published by HUTCHINSON (1989)
ISBN 10: 0091739292 ISBN 13: 9780091739294
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