Resurrecting buried scandals, audacious hoaxes and private tragedies, Emma Donoghue has written a sequence of short stories about peculiar moments in the history of the British Isles.
Here artists mix with poisoners and countesses rub shoulders with cross-dressers, vicars and revolutionaries; the Second Coming is proclaimed in Scotland; and a miniature girl becomes a tiny skeleton in a London museum.
©2002 Emma Donoghue (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
"Has an extraordinary talent for turning exhaustive research into plausible characters and narratives; she presents a vibrant world seething with repressed feeling and class tensions." (Publisher's Weekly)
"Donoghue’s great strength – apart from her storytelling gift – is her emotional intelligence" (Irish Independent)
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