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Losing Nelson By Barry Unsworth

Losing Nelson by Barry Unsworth

Condition - Very Good
$13.69
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Summary

In the basement of a large Victorian house in London, Charles Cleasby painstakingly re-enacts the great sea battles of his hero, Horatio Nelson. He is also writing a faithful biography of the great man, as a true English hero for an age without idols, a 'bright angel' to Charles' dark shadow.

Losing Nelson Summary

Losing Nelson by Barry Unsworth

In the basement of a large Victorian house in London, Charles Cleasby painstakingly re-enacts the great sea battles of his hero, Horatio Nelson. He is also writing a faithful biography of the great man, as a true English hero for an age without idols, a 'bright angel' to Charles's dark shadow. But as Charles's visiting typist, Miss Lily, begins to question Nelson's heroism, and as Charles unearths evidence which tarnishes the image of his icon, his own precarious sense of identity is undermined and the battle raging inside him -- between darkness and light, reality and fantasy -- threatens to overwhelm him.

About Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth jointly won the 1992 Booker Prize with his novel SACRED HUNGER. He was also shortlisted for the Booker prize on two further occaisions for PASCALI'S ISLAND and MORALITY PLAY. Originally from a mining village in Durham, he now lives in Italy. Barry Unsworth is currently the Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at John Moore's University in Liverpool.

Additional information

GOR001462926
9780140260915
0140260919
Losing Nelson by Barry Unsworth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2000-07-06
320
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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