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The Long Sonata of the Dead
01 Apr 2014 * EBOOK * £0.99 * 9781781858271

In pursuit of the find of a lifetime, an academic confronts an old rival.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 30 pages
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Once visited by the likes of Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and George Eliot, the London Library is a maze of books – a jumble of first editions and forgotten texts. For Tony, it is a refuge from the failure his life has become – and it is about to be invaded by a destructive old friend.

Adam is a world-renowned novelist who spends so much time writing articles and appearing in documentaries that it seems impossible he actually has time to write books. He visits the library to research a nearly-forgotten English poet, Francis Youlgreave, who just happens to be Tony's obsession. Tony has staked his career on the long-dead clergyman, and will do whatever it takes to keep Adam from stealing his research. In this ghostly library, scholarly conflict is anything but academic.

 
Andrew Taylor is a British crime and historical novelist, winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger and many other awards. For more information about Andrew Taylor and his books, see: www.andrew-taylor.co.uk

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