In Extremis: A Love Letter

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Oberon, 2000 - Drama - 52 pages
On the night of 24 March 1895, Mrs. Robinson, a society palm reader, agreed to see Oscar Wilde in her London flat. Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, 'Bosie', was urging him to sue the Marquis of Queensberry (Bosie's father) for criminal libel. But Wilde's friends, wary of Queensberry's power, were warning him to leave town. In Extremis reveals the strange turmoil of that night, as a man at the height of his fame turns to a complete stranger for advice about a potentially life-changing decision.

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Born in 1958, Neil Bartlett works as an author and as a theatre and opera director. His novel Mr Clive and Mr Page was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and has been translated into five languages. In 2000 he was awarded an OBE for his work in the theatre, which includes productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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