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Description - The Welcoming Committee by Imogen De la Bere

A twentieth-century Faust, musician turned wine merchant, Crawford Hollander has done well from his deal with the devil. Successful, charming, surrounded by a circle of adoring women, he has cajoled, manipulated and cheated his way to riches. But Crawford has also accumulated enemies. On his return to his native New Zealand, three men are waiting for him. They have formed the Welcoming Committee, and have prepared a very special form of revenge...Crawford is the most complex and most magnificent of Imogen de la Bere's villains, and the novel through which he struts is her best yet - gripping, funny and deliciously tolerant of human frailty.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099440857
ISBN-10: 0099440857
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Imogen De la Bere

Imogen de la Bere is the author of two novels, The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood, which was shortlisted for the David Higham Prize, and The Understanding of Jenner Ransfield. She divides her time between England and New Zealand.