By (author) Wesley Stace
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By George by Wesley Stace
Book DescriptionBy George is the utterly original story of a flawed but formidable family - and of two very different boys. One is an eleven-year-old schoolboy, the other a ventriloquist's dummy. With no voice of his own but plenty to say, the dummy tells his life story; from his humble beginnings in the 1930s to his rise in fame as force's favourite during the war and the horrible secret he's been made to keep. Years later, his self-possessed but vulnerable namesake finds himself packed off to boarding school, far from his mother Frankie, dynamic actress and Principal Boy; his grandma Queenie, children's party entertainer extraordinaire; and his bed-ridden but redoubtable great-grandmother. While the dummy lies dusty, silent and forgotten, his young counterpart sets out to learn about his dead grandfather's past as a world-famous ventriloquist, his magical powers and their family's curious history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099516156
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wesley Stace
Wonderkid, Hardback (February 2014)
From Wesley Stace formerly known as singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding the hugely entertaining novel about the touring life of America s unlikeliest rock stars."
Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, Paperback (July 2011)
The night before brilliant but erratic composer Charles Jessold's opera - about a betrayed husband who murders his wife and her lover - is due to open, Jessold is found dead, having apparently murdered his wife and her love. This novel is about the dangerous relationship between artist and critic.
Misfortune, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Wesley Stace
Lord Loveall, heretofore heirless lord of the sprawling Love Hall, is the richest man in England. He arrives home one morning with a most unusual package - a baby that he presents as the inheritor to the family name and fortune. In honor of his beloved sister, who died young, Loveall names the baby Rose.
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Author Biography - Wesley Stace
Wesley Stace is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, the international bestseller Misfortune (2005) and By George (2007). Stace is also a musician who, under the name John Wesley Harding, has released 15 albums ranging from traditional folk to pop music. The Los Angeles Times hailed his most recent pop release, Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead, as 'Bookshop Rock like no other... expertly tweaking the lyricist's game at every turn' while the Wall Street Journal praised the album's 'lyrics that dazzle without condescending'.
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