A political thriller with moral implications, opening as a tight security cordon surrounds the Foreign Secretary's Sussex home during pivotal East-West talks.
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"Mosley writes with a delicate ruthlessness, an acute sense of aftermath; the impression is of a great fund of energy passing through fastidious controls." -- Guardian "The novel is thoroughly imagined. It is crowded and detailed, yet, Mr. Mosley is able to satisfy the reader that there is no routine padding. The child Mary, awkward, inarticulate, blown here and there by the strong winds of policy, yet demonstrating that there is a sense in which she is somehow stronger than they, makes Mr. Mosley's points for him, and is most movingly realized." -- Times Literary Supplement "When unmistakably brilliant writing is combined with natural insight, the result is likely to be most impressive. Nicholas Mosley writes realistically, with an admirable craft and surging talent." -- New York TimesAbout the Author:
Nicholas Mosley was born in London on June 25, 1923 and was educated at Eton and Oxford. He served in Italy during World War II, and published his first novel, Spaces of the Dark, in 1951. His book Hopeful Monsters won the 1990 Whitbread Award. Mosley is also the author of several works of nonfiction, most notably the autobiography Efforts at Truth and a biography of his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, entitled Rules of the Game/Beyond the Pale. He resides in London.
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