The Fifth Duke of Portland was known as "The Underground Man". This fictionalized story of the last six months of his life is told through his notebooks and accounts by those who knew him. The Duke built a series of tunnels beneath his home and a series of dumb waiters to carry him around.
The eccentric Fifth Duke of Portland built a series of tunnels beneath his home, devised a series of dumb waiters to carry him around the vast house, and gave each of his labourers a donkey and an umbrella. This is a fictional account of his last months.
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Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1997 Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 1997
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