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The book that finally won Beryl Bainbridge a Booker prize: by popular vote the Best of Beryl. Beryl Bainbridge’s most popular novel explores the nature of love and obsession, as foster child Myrtle follows Master Georgie from the slums of 19th century Liverpool to the battlefields of the Crimea, where tragedy ensues.

©1998 Beryl Bainbridge (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Brutal, finely rendered but why abridged?

It is glorious to listen to the prose style that dazzled many of us for years. How wonderful to have the opportunity to revisit this author - at last.
More please..but from a range of her books. I laud her brave writing about human beings used by circumstance, other human beings and specifically, war.