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Gerontius

James Hamilton-Paterson

James Hamilton-Paterson’s much-loved award-winning debut novel at last back in print, based on the life of Elgar.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571314010
Date Published
02.03.2017
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Summary

Nearing the end of his career, an impulsive Sir Edward Elgar decides to travel by ship to Brazil, where he encounters a woman from his past. Based on true events, Gerontius is a modern classic, and takes the great composer out of his depths in this beautiful, episodic, mysterious novel set in 1923.

JamesHamilton-Paterson

James Hamilton-Paterson is the author of the bestselling Empire of the Clouds, which was hailed as a classic account of the golden age of British aviation. He won a Whitbread Prize for his first novel, Gerontius, and among his many other celebrated books are Seven-Tenths, one of the finest books written in recent times about the oceans, the satirical trilogy…

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