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Understanding of Jenner Ransfield By Imogen De la Bere

Understanding of Jenner Ransfield
by Imogen De la Bere

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Jenner Ransfield fumes out his existence on a Somerset farm, teaching at an Agricultural College, and tyrannizing his family. Enter veterinary scientist Theodora, to study the harvesting of bull semen. Then she meets the urban warrior Fergal and it all goes wrong.
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Understanding of Jenner Ransfield by Imogen De la Bere

Jenner Ransfield, a man endowed with a brilliant academic mind, personal magnetism, but no self-control, tormented by demons of Laurentian sexuality and Calvinist upbringing, fumes out his existence on a farm in Somerset, teaching at a lowly Agricultural College, and sporadically tyrannizing his family - his sad, suppressed wife Elspeth, who lives inside a romantic ballad and thinks of Jenner as her demon lover, and his two extraordinary children - May Margaret who carves wonders in wood that no man must see, and Robin who lives to keep the World Wide Web out of the Devil's hands. Into this dark world beams Theodora Potts, blond curls, white smile, pretty and neat as a sea-horse, an Australian veterinary scientist, who knows it all. She intends to study the harvesting of bull semen with the great Dr Ransfield, but nothing goes according to her plan, from the moment there slides into her life and her bed Fergal, an urban warrior whose special form of protest is to hang naked in tree-tops. The cast is now complete for a black comedy of almost Shakespearean richness.

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About Imogen De la Bere

Imogen de la Bere divides her time between England and New Zealand, where she writes on a diverse range of subjects, from theatre, through to opera and rock music, to matters of religion. Her first novel, The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood, was published in 1999.

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Understanding of Jenner Ransfield by Imogen De la Bere
Imogen De la Bere
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