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James Miranda Barry

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a glorious career as a military surgeon. Across the Empire, Barry achieved fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to 'pass' for a man for more than fifty years. Patricia Duncker's novel tells Barry's story for the first time, in a richly inventive and entertaining tale of dark family secrets, adultery, questioned paternity and colonial history. It confirms her rare talent as a writer of profound ideas and immense storytelling power. 'A miracle of a book that is richly atmospheric and gains the murky excitement of a Victorian thriller ' Sunday Times 'A marvellous work . . . superbly imagined and flamboyantly written' Beryl Bainbridge

Item details

Author(s):
Duncker, Patricia
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
195 x 130
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033037169X
ISBN-13:
9780330371698
Number of pages:
375
Publisher:
Picador

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a glorious career as a military surgeon. Across the Empire, Barry achieved fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to 'pass' for a man for more than fifty years. Patricia Duncker's novel tells Barry's story for the first time, in a richly inventive and entertaining tale of dark family secrets, adultery, questioned paternity and colonial history. It confirms her rare talent as a writer of profound ideas and immense storytelling power. 'A miracle of a book that is richly atmospheric and gains the murky excitement of a Victorian thriller ' Sunday Times 'A marvellous work . . . superbly imagined and flamboyantly written' Beryl Bainbridge

Author(s):
Duncker, Patricia
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
195 x 130
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033037169X
ISBN-13:
9780330371698
Number of pages:
375
Publisher:
Picador

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