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Master Georgie: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1998
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Master Georgie: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1998 (Paperback)

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 1998

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE

WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR FICTION

WINNER OF THE WH SMITH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD



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.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 01/04/1999 ISBN-13: 9780349111698  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Beryl Bainbridge wrote seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.

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