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Master Georgie
Beryl Bainbridge

Classification : Romance
Pub Date : Apr 04, 2013
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 240
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349139036
Price : 599

About the book

When Master Georgie - George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, there straggles behind him a small caravan of devoted followers; Myrtle, his adoring adoptive sister; lapsed geologist Dr Potter; and photographer's assistant and sometime fire-eater Pompey Jones, all of them driven onwards through a rising tide of death and disease by a shared and mysterious guilt.



Combining a breathtaking eye for beauty with a visceral understanding of mortality, Beryl Bainbridge exposes her enigmatic hero as tenderly and unsparingly as she reveals the filth and misery of war, and creates a novel of luminous depth and extraordinary intensity.

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The economy of Bainbridge's writing, for which she is famous, results in a slender novel with an astonishing range>
A quirky and compelling book, packed with witty observations and extraordinary characters, which really ought to have won the Booker prize, but missed it by a whisker>
It is hard to think of anyone now writing who understands the human heart as Beryl Bainbridge does>
Another masterly exploration by an author at the peak of her form . . . She was always good at funny dialogue and acute observation of the oddities of human behaviour, but her recent historical explorations have given full reign to her startling powers>
     
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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