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The Captains and the Kings

Johnston Jennifer

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ISBN 10: 034016820X / ISBN 13: 9780340168202
Verlag: Coronet Books, London, 1974
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Coronet Books 1974; Good plus in paperback; 142 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 16344

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Titel: The Captains and the Kings

Verlag: Coronet Books, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1974

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Very Good

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Mr. Prendergast, an elderly Anglo-Irishman, is living out his last years in the decaying splendour of his family mansion. As his mind wanders through the gloom he finds it peopled with memories of his neglected wife, his pale shadow of a father, his icily glamorous mother and Alexander, the son she so jealously loved, killed in the First World War. With only his ill-tempered alcoholic gardener left to attend to him, Mr. Prendergast is content to pass his days in such ghostly company. Until young Diarmid arrives, keen-eyed and carrot-haired, to disperse the gathering darkness with curiosity, and the promise of friendship.

About the Author:

Jennifer Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers of her, or any, generation. She has won the Whitbread Prize (THE OLD JEST), the Evening Standard Best First Novel Award (for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS), the Yorkshire Post Award, Best Book of the Year (twice, for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS and HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON?). She was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize with SHADOWS ON OUR SKIN.

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