This is the story of a disastrous love affair, told against the background of a cold Northern city. David, the self-serving sensationist of the title, is a newcomer to the city and daily life is viewed through his cool foreign eye. But when David meets Lucy, everything changes.
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Charles Palliser was born in America but has spent most of his adult life in Britain. He took a degree at Oxford and has taught English Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow since 1974. His first novel, The Quincunx, was published by Canongate in 1989.
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Book Description PICADOR, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 330318438