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An honourable man

Author: Gillian Slovo
Publisher: London : Virago, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning in the Sudan and London of 1884, this extraordinary new novel is played out against the shambolic end of the Empire. Slovo draws on the lives of two real men: Charles Gordon, an heroic, hubristic, career army man whose refusal to obey orders helped bring down the Gladstone government, and W T Stead, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, the father of tabloid journalism. Their story is intercuts with the tale of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Named Person: W T Stead; Charles George Gordon; Charles George Gordon; W T Stead
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Slovo
ISBN: 9781844086641 9781844088140 1844088146 184408664X
OCLC Number: 755072711
Description: 341 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Beginning in the Sudan and London of 1884, this is about destiny and about how wrong men can be; about foreign adventure and heroism doomed to failure; about women struggling to carve a place for themselves in the world; about political compromise and military mayhem. It is magnificent.
Responsibility: Gillian Slovo.

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