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Description - Kept by D. J. Taylor

A stuffed bear, a pet mouse, fraud and felony on the streets of London, and strange goings-on in the fens...Full of suspense and teeming with life, Kept is a Victorian mystery about the curious things men do to get - and keep - what they want. August 1863. Henry Ireland, a failed landowner, dies unexpectedly in a riding accident, and his young widow disappears. Three years later his friend James Dixey, a celebrated naturalist, is found dead on his grounds with his throat torn out. Are these deaths connected? What has happened to Mrs Ireland? And what are the sinister bonds that link these men to the poaching of osprey eggs in Scotland, the doomned romance of Dixey's kitchen maid and the first Great Train Robbery?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099488743
ISBN-10: 0099488744
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - D. J. Taylor

D.J. Taylor was born in Norwich in 1960. He is a novelist, critic and acclaimed biographer, whose biography of Thackeray was a critically-acclaimed success and whose Orwell: The Life won the Whitbread Biography prize in 2003. His most recent books are Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940, the Booker-longlisted novel Derby Day and the counterfactual novel, The Windsor Faction (2013).

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