According To Queeney

Bainbridge, Beryl

£9.99

In the 1770s and 1780s Dr Johnson, having completed his life’s work, is running an increasingly chaotic life. Torn between his strict morality and his undeclared passion for the widow of an old friend, he is revealed here in all his wit and glory.

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‘A stellar literary event . . . written with panache and an enviable economy . . . the biggest risk of her literary life’ Margaret Atwood

According to Queeney 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.

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Weight 182 g
Dimensions 198 × 147 × 17 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

244

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K