Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - According To Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge's latest novel is a masterly evocation of the last years of Dr Johnson, arguably Britain's greatest Man of Letters. The time is the 1770s and 1780s and Johnson, having completed his life's major work (he compiled the first ever Dictionary of the English Language) is running an increasingly chaotic life. Torn between his strict morality and his undeclared passion for Mrs Thrale, the wife of an old friend, ACCORDING TO QUEENEY reveals one of Britain's most wonderful characters in all his wit and glory. Above all, though, this is a story of love and friendship and brilliantly narrated by Queeney, Mrs Thrale's daughter, looking back over her life. A few of Johnson quotes: *Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures *No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money *When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life

Buy According To Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780349114477
ISBN-10: 0349114471
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 147mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - According To Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about According To Queeney book by Beryl Bainbridge and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge is one of the greatest living novelists. Author of seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and has won many literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards.

Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought According To Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge also bought the following titles:

Books By Beryl Bainbridge

Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge
Paperback, April 2013
$17.99
Sweet William by Beryl Bainbridge
Paperback, March 2013
$20.69
Quiet Life by Beryl Bainbridge
Paperback, March 2013
$18.23
Harriet Said... by Beryl Bainbridge
Paperback, December 2012
$18.23