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Win first editions of Anthony McCarten's Brilliance

Brilliance by Anthony McCartenAnthony McCarten's new novel, Brilliance, centres on the Gilded Age relationship between Thomas Edison, the legendary inventor of the first commercially practical incandescent light, and the giant of the late nineteenth-century financial world, John Pierpont Morgan. In his eighties, Edison looks back over a life of remarkable achievements, regretting both the strain on his family and the moral decline brought about by his pursuit of commercial success that was also to see him irrevocably linked with the innovation of the electric chair.

A gripping account of a tumultuous era and the sobering tale of a man who could never live up to his godlike reputation, Brilliance offers a hugely entertaining perspective on the lives of two men who shaped history.

Courtesy of the publisher, Alma Books, Foyles has two hardback first editions of this terrific noverl to give away. For your chance to win, simply answwer the question below.

CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL 2012

 

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  • Anthony's explanation of how J P Morgan's ruthlessly commercial approach to business established the conditions for modern industry and corporate Amierca as we know them today
  • An exclusive interview with Anthony about the 15-year gestation period of Brilliance and and crossing the line between technology and magic
What was the filament in Edison's first patented light bulb design made of?



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