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According to Queeney

Author: Beryl Bainbridge
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1764, the great Samuel Johnson, irascible genius, unparalleled wit and the toast of all society, is plagued by ill health and has become jaded with his bickering dependants. Suffering from a bout of melancholy, he accepts an introduction to the table of Henry Thrale, a wealthy Southwark brewer, and his vivacious wife Hester. Thus begins an extraordinary relationship that is to last twenty years - and allows us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Biographical fiction
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Hester Lynch Piozzi; Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith, Viscountess; Samuel Johnson; Hester Maria Elphinstone Keith, Viscountess; Hester Lynch Piozzi
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN: 0316858676 9780316858670 0316859036 9780316859035 0349114471 9780349114477
OCLC Number: 47037201
Description: 242 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Beryl Bainbridge.

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