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English Music (Signed)

£6.99

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A dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving novel about the intricate ties between father's and sons between inheritance and culture, and between our understanding of the past and our grasp of the present.

In post-World War I London, on the stage of the out-of-the-way Chemical Theatre, Clement Harcombe and his young motherless son, Timothy, perform acts of special healing, their visionary skills lifting the weight of despair and failure from the shoulders of their small band of followers. For Timothy, a boy with remarkable psychic gifts, it is a thrilling apprenticeship, a wonderful life with an adored father. But in the eyes of the larger world, it is a wayward existence with a suspect parent. And when Timothy is abruptly removed from his father's side, from the familiar twilit world of phantoms and ghosts, and thrust into the simple world of his grandparents' home in the country, he is not too young to feel 'bereft of his past'. Yet nothing can remove him from the realm of his visions. And as he passes from a difficult childhood into a troubled adulthood - his father slipping in and out of his life - it is this other private world that provides him with his only certainty.

The book is signed by the author on the title page.

There are slight signs of shelf wear to the covers of the book. Otherwise it is in very good condition throughout.

Item details

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Ackroyd, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0679409688
ISBN-13:
9780679409687
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Knopf
Title:
English Music (Signed)

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A dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving novel about the intricate ties between father's and sons between inheritance and culture, and between our understanding of the past and our grasp of the present.

In post-World War I London, on the stage of the out-of-the-way Chemical Theatre, Clement Harcombe and his young motherless son, Timothy, perform acts of special healing, their visionary skills lifting the weight of despair and failure from the shoulders of their small band of followers. For Timothy, a boy with remarkable psychic gifts, it is a thrilling apprenticeship, a wonderful life with an adored father. But in the eyes of the larger world, it is a wayward existence with a suspect parent. And when Timothy is abruptly removed from his father's side, from the familiar twilit world of phantoms and ghosts, and thrust into the simple world of his grandparents' home in the country, he is not too young to feel 'bereft of his past'. Yet nothing can remove him from the realm of his visions. And as he passes from a difficult childhood into a troubled adulthood - his father slipping in and out of his life - it is this other private world that provides him with his only certainty.

The book is signed by the author on the title page.

There are slight signs of shelf wear to the covers of the book. Otherwise it is in very good condition throughout.

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Ackroyd, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0679409688
ISBN-13:
9780679409687
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Knopf
Title:
English Music (Signed)

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