whatever has long past fallacious with historical past during this gripping novel a few lie planted one of the maximum works of English fiction.

Flamboyant, charismatic Matthew Cannonbridge used to be touched through genius, the main influential artistic brain of the nineteenth century, a prolific novelist, entire playwright, the poet of his iteration. the single challenge is, he should not have existed and beleaguered, provincial, recently-divorced twenty first Century don Toby Judd is the one individual to grasp whatever has long past flawed with historical past.

all of the global was once Cannonbridge’s and he possessed, likely, the facility to be in every single place right now. Cannonbridge used to be there that evening by way of Lake Geneva while dialog among Byron, Shelley and Mary Godwin became to tales of horror and the supernatural. He was once sole best friend, confidante and pal to the younger Dickens as Charles laboured with out respite within the blacking manufacturing facility. He was once the one guy of status and renown to frequently stopover at Oscar Wilde in legal. Tennyson's ingesting spouse, Kipling's ally, Robert Louis Stevenson's counsellor and consultant - Cannonbridge's amazing existence and profession spanned a century, incomes him a richly-deserved position within the English canon.

yet as bibliophiles in every single place organize to toast the bicentenary of the e-book of Cannonbridge's so much celebrated paintings, Judd's discovery will lead him on a breakneck chase around the English canon and geographical region, to the realisation that the spectre of Matthew Cannonbridge, planted so seamlessly into the guts of the nineteenth Century, may not be so lifeless and buried after all...

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