What's bred in the bone

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Penguin, Jun 3, 2008 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Review: What's Bred in the Bone (The Cornish Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Sergiy Svitlooky - Goodreads

Like every book that I read so far by Davies, this one is awesome in any way. It's smart, provocative and so well written, that you feel pain that it is ending. Davies just proves how a book can be smart and interesting at the same time. Read full review

Review: What's Bred in the Bone (The Cornish Trilogy #2)

User Review  - William Crosby - Goodreads

This book was on a comparative literature list with "100 days of solitude." Just as that book often used the word "solitude," this book often had the phrase "bred in the bone." This is apparently part ... Read full review

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Novelist, playwright, and journalist, Robertson Davies is one of Canada's best-known writers internationally. He grew up in Kingston, Ontario, where he later attended Queen's University. In 1938, he received a B.Litt. from Oxford, and then joined the Old Vic Theatre Company. Returning to Canada in 1940, he served as editor of the influential publication Saturday Night until 1942. For the next 20 years he was editor of the Peterborough Examiner in Ontario, where he wrote the Samuel Marchbanks Sketches. From 1953 to 1971 he served on the board of the Stratford Festival. In 1963 Davies became the first master of Massey College, a graduate college at the University of Toronto. In the 1970s Davies published the Deptford Trilogy - Fifth Business (1970), The Manticore (1972), and World of Wonders (1975). Beginning in 1981, Davies published the Cornish Trilogy - The Rebel Angels (1981), What's Bred in the Bone (1985), and The Lyre of Orpheus (1988). These novels, with their academic setting, reveal Davies's awareness of Canada's intellectual and artistic sophistication.

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