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Author: Andrew Miller
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it. At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Miller
ISBN: 9781444724257 1444724258
OCLC Number: 729332720
Awards: Winner of Costa Book of the Year 2011.
Winner of Costa Novel Award 2011.
Description: 346 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Andrew Miller.

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The author of the prize-winning, hugely acclaimed INGENIOUS PAIN returns to the 18th century with an enthralling tale set in pre-revolutionary Paris. The 2011 Costa Book of the Year.  Read more...

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* THE 2011 COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR* . Every so often a historical novel comes along that is so natural, so far from pastiche, so modern, that it thrills and expands the mind. PURE is one ... Exquisite Read more...

 
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