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According to Queeney
Beryl Bainbridge

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Sep 05, 2002
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 260
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349114477
Price : 699

About the book
Beryl Bainbridge's latest novel 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 reveals one of Britain's most wonderful characters in all his wit and glory. Above all, though, this is a story of love and friendship and brilliantly narrated by Queeney, Mrs Thrale's daughter, looking back over her life.

A few of Johnson quotes:
*Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures
*No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money
*When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life
dating for married men my husband almost cheated on me why do husband cheat

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Beryl Bainbridge
Beryl Bainbridge was one of the greatest living novelists. Author of seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, an...(+)
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