Arthur and George

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Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late 19th century Britain – Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. As the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events which make sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages.

ISBN: 9780099492733 Author: Barnes, Julian Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th September 2006 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 505 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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From the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011, an extraordinary true-life tale about a long-forgotten mystery…

Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events that made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages.

This is a novel about low crime and high spirituality, guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race. Most of all it is a profound and moving meditation on the fateful differences between what we believe, what we know and what we can prove.

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