William John Cavendish Bentinck-Scott was a singularly eccentric man. What sets him apart from other eccentrics is the fact that he had the wealth to indulge his mania to the fullest. Mick Jackson became fascinated by the stories that surrounded his memory--the Duke died in 1879--and began to embroider them with fictional ideas of Jacksons own, and with the tales that local people had passed on to him. Some of the characters names in this book are genuine, as is much of the geography, and indeed some of the most bizarre details. The actual narrative is, however, pure invention, filled not only with the tale of the Duke but also the excitement and discoveries of the age in which he lived, and the mysteries that we may still discover.
This is a curiously moving and often hilarious portrait of the remarkable fifth Duke of Portland, who indulged his fantasies to the fullest and built a vast network of tunnels beneath his estate from which he could secretly escape to the world beyond.Biographie de l'auteur :
Mick Jackson was born in Great Harwood in Lancashire, England. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award and won the Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. While researching Five Boys, he enrolled in beekeeping classes and to this day, keeps two hives at his home in Brighton, England.
Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.
Description du livre Picador, 1997. État : Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP81238778
Description du livre Picador. Paperback. État : Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G0330352350I3N00
Description du livre Picador, 1997. Paperback. État : Fair. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. N° de réf. du libraire 10321dco056
Description du livre Picador, 1997. Paperback. État : Very Good. The Underground Man This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . N° de réf. du libraire 7719-9780330352352
Description du livre État : good. 141 Gramm. N° de réf. du libraire M00330352350-G
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97803303523523.0
Description du livre Picador, 1997. Paperback. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 12346822