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Impostors By George V. Higgins


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Well-dressed, well-fed and mostly well-off, the Imposters of contemporary Boston practise to deceive themselves and one another to conceal their deep corruption. The author's previous novels include "Penance for Jerry Kennedy", "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" and "The Sins of the Fathers".
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Impostors by George V. Higgins

Sir James Brooke was an extraordinary 'eminent' Victorian, whose life was the stuff of legend.His curious career began in 1841 when he was caught up in a war in Brunei which had started because a party of local Dayaks had refused to furl their umbrellas in the presence of the Sultan. Brooke was an opportunist who, with the Sultan's backing, made war on the Dayaks tribespeople and eventually found himself ruling over Sarawak - a kingdom the size of England - as a result. How he achieved it is a romantic, sometimes horrifying story. Brooke is someone that George Macdonald Fraser would scarcely dare to invent. Errol Flynn wanted to play him in a movie, 70 years after his death and his dynasty is remembered throughout South-East Asia. This is a wonderful piece of swashbuckling historical biography which recalls the best and the worst of the British Imperial character.

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About George V. Higgins

Nigel Barley is the author of six books, including THE INNOCENT ANTHROPOLOGIST and DANCING ON THE GRAVE. He is the curator of London's Museum of Mankind.

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Impostors by George V. Higgins
George V. Higgins
Abacus Books
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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