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An honourable man

Author: Gillian Slovo
Publisher: London : Virago, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is 1884. In Khartoum, General Gordon stands on the roof of his fortress as the city is besieged. He has vowed to fight the Mahdi to the death. At his side is the boy he rescued from the English dockyardslums - his reluctant last ally. Approaching with the Camel Corps is a young doctor who has joined the expedition to rescue Gordon. As the men make agonising progress across the desert, John Clarke struggles to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
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: 9781844086658 1844086658
OCLC Number: 815366291
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Awards: Long-listed for Walter Scott Prize 2013 (UK)
Description: 341 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Gillian Slovo.

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