The Maid of Buttermere

The Maid of Buttermere

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/01/1993
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Melvyn Bragg's highly acclaimed, bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century's greatest scandals.'This is the story of an impostor and bigamist, a self-styled Colonel Hope, who travels to the North, where eventually he marries "The Maid of Buttermere", a young woman whose natural beauty inspired the dreams and confirmed the theories of various early nineteenth-century writers . . . It is a fine story . . . This is historical fiction with a human face' Peter Ackroyd, The Times'A skilled, ornate and convincing examination of a nineteenth-century scandal in Bragg's own Cumbria' Thomas Keneally'A triumph . . . I am overwhelmingly impressed' Beryl Bainbridge'Bragg achieves the most difficult of feats, the telling of the changing perceptions and ideals of a radical age . . . He is also as powerful as ever in his description of nature' Sunday Times

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340423738
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 34 mm

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