Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution

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Viking, 2000 - Historical fiction - 339 pages
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Gotisk, historisk roman, som foregår i 1770'erne i det vilde Cornwall, i det fattige og snavsede London, og i de engelske kolonier i Amerika under frihedskrigen

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User Review  - thejohnsmith - LibraryThing

An interesting story of a young woman her father and their troubled relationship. The story moves from the family tragedy of a Cornish smuggler who reinvents himself as a story-teller raising his ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Best known for such vivid and thoughtful literary thrillers as Spider (1990) and Asylum (1997), McGrath extends his range with this ambitious historical melodrama, a tale both as seductively ... Read full review

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Patrick McGrath was born in London in 1950 and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was the medical superintendent for many years. He attended Stonyhurst College and received his BA in English from the University of London. Among other jobs, he worked as an orderly in a mental hospital and as a teacher before becoming a writer. He is seen as a leader of the neo-Gothic writers; his books include Spider, The Grotesque, Port Mungo, Trauma and Asylum. His novel Martha Peake won the Premio Flaiano Prize in Italy. McGrath resides in New York City and London.

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