The American Boy by Andrew Taylor

The American Boy by Andrew Taylor

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The No. 1 bestseller and award-winning Richard & Judy Book Club pick. An atmospheric and deeply absorbing literary historical crime classic - featured in The Times 'Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade'.

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The No. 1 bestseller and award-winning Richard & Judy Book Club pick. An atmospheric and deeply absorbing literary historical crime classic - featured in The Times 'Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade'. England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the child's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Helplessly drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes entwined in their family's affairs. When a brutal murder takes place in London's seedy backstreets, it is not certain who either the victim or the killer is. But all clues seem to lead back to the Frant household, and Shield is tangled in a web of lies, money, sex and death that threatens to tear his new life apart. And what of the strange American boy at the heart of these macabre events - what is the dark secret of young Edgar Allan Poe?

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SKU GOR003101538
Title The American Boy
Author By (author) Andrew Taylor
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 512
ISBN 10 0007109601
ISBN 13 9780007109609
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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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The No. 1 bestseller and award-winning Richard & Judy Book Club pick. An atmospheric and deeply absorbing literary historical crime classic - featured in The Times 'Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade'. England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the child's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Helplessly drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes entwined in their family's affairs. When a brutal murder takes place in London's seedy backstreets, it is not certain who either the victim or the killer is. But all clues seem to lead back to the Frant household, and Shield is tangled in a web of lies, money, sex and death that threatens to tear his new life apart. And what of the strange American boy at the heart of these macabre events - what is the dark secret of young Edgar Allan Poe?
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003101538
Title The American Boy
Author By (author) Andrew Taylor
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 512
ISBN 10 0007109601
ISBN 13 9780007109609
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2003.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
Ex Library No