Somewhere Beyond Reproach

Tim Jeal
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Ten years after Dinah deserted Harry to marry a friend of his, Harry still loves her obsessively, though his image of her has ceased to relate to her independent reality. Unable to shake this fixation Harry resolves, for the sake of his sanity, to get Dinah back.

Somewhere Beyond Reproach is Tim Jeal’s highly readable and often amusing second novel… The writing is sensitive and perceptive.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Jeal is a forceful yet urbane writer who takes perception far beyond the familiar level of perception. His first person narrative, cold and simple in its short sentences, is cleverly combined, in form and style, with an ingenious detachment.’ Glasgow Herald

‘Jeal shows considerable powers of cool and accurate observation. His wine is dry and light and has a bouquet.’ Punch

‘An intricate and absorbing novel.’ Evening News


Tim Jeal is an acclaimed novelist and biographer, whose Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer was published by Faber in 2007 and was a BBC Radio Four ‘Book of the Week’. Stanley was named Sunday Times Biography of the Year, and, in the US, won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in Biography for 2007. Tim’s memoir Swimming…

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