Description - Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge
When Master Georgie - George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, there straggles behind him a small caravan of devoted followers; Myrtle, his adoring adoptive sister; lapsed geologist Dr Potter; and photographer's assistant and sometime fire-eater Pompey Jones, all of them driven onwards through a rising tide of death and disease by a shared and mysterious guilt.Combining a breathtaking eye for beauty with a visceral understanding of mortality, Beryl Bainbridge exposes her enigmatic hero as tenderly and unsparingly as she reveals the filth and misery of war, and creates a novel of luminous depth and extraordinary intensity.
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(138mm x 216mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Author Biography - Beryl Bainbridge
Beryl Bainbridge is one of the greatest living English novelists - author of 16 novels, 2 travel books and 5 plays for stage and television. Her last novel, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF was awarded the Whitbread Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.