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Losing Nelson

By: Barry Unsworth


Publisher: Hamish Hamilton 1999

Condition: Near Fine: dust-jacket near-fine,signed by author


ISBN: 0241137004

In the discreet basement of a large house in north London, the complicated manoeuvres of Nelson's battles are painstakingly re-enacted by his 'dark twin', his 'land shadow'. A faithful biography, too, is being written with the secretarial assistance of the sceptical Miss Lily, who cannot always share the conviction that Nelson's acts of violence were acts of pure heroism ...

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