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Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

Gillespie and I will be the eagerly awaited follow up to Jane Harris’ hugely acclaimed debut

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ISBN
9780571271993
Date Published
05.05.2011
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Summary

As she sits in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter sets out to relate the story of her acquaintance, nearly four decades previously, with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who never achieved the fame she maintains he deserved.

Back in 1888, the young, art-loving, Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when tragedy strikes – leading to a notorious criminal trial – the promise and certainties of this world all too rapidly disorientate into mystery and deception.

Featuring a memorable cast of characters, infused with atmosphere and period detail, and shot through with wicked humour, Gillespie and I is a tour de force from one of the emerging names of British fiction.

Critic Reviews

Vastly original ... Bessy is surely one of the most striking characters in recent fiction.

Independent on Sunday
Critic Reviews

Harris' rollicking yet delicate narrative pitch sets the book apart ... this is a true one-off.

Joanna Briscoe, Guardian
Critic Reviews

By turns intriguing, alarming and very funny.

Independent
JaneHarris

Jane Harris was born in Belfast and brought up in Glasgow. Her debut novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and she was also shortlisted for the British Book Awards Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year and the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. It was followed in 2011 by the highly acclaimed Gillespie & I,…

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