Alphabet of Heart's Desire, The

Author(s): KEANEY, Brian
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781910688373
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A visitor calls with a gift and a message from the past in this literary, historical novel. In 1802 Thomas de Quincey, a young man from a comfortable middle-class background who would go on to become one of the most celebrated writers of his day, collapsed on Oxford Street and was discovered by a teenage prostitute who brought him back to her room and nursed him to health. It was the beginning of a relationship that would introduce Thomas to a world just below the surface of London's polite society, where pleasure was a tradeable commodity and opium could seem the only relief from poverty. Yet it is also a world where love might blossom, and goodness survive. The lives of a street girl, an aspiring writer, and a freed slave cross and re-cross the slums of London in this novel about the birth of passion, the burden of addiction, and the consolations of literature.
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ISBN13/Barcode 9781910688373
ISBN10 1910688371
Author KEANEY, Brian
Binding Paperback
Date Published 16 Nov 2017
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 386
Publisher Holland House Books

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