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The Fraud


Engels | 07-09-2023 | 400 pagina's

9780241337004

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Truth and fiction. Jamaica and Britain. Who deserves to tell their story? Zadie Smith returns with her first historical novel. Kilburn, 1873. The 'Tichborne Trial' has captivated the widowed Scottish housekeeper Mrs Eliza Touchet and all of England. Readers are at odds over whether the defendant is who he claims to be - or an imposter. Mrs Touchet is a woman of many interests: literature, justice, abolitionism, class, her novelist cousin and his wives, this life and the next. But she is also sceptical. She suspects England of being a land of façades, in which nothing is quite what it seems. Andrew Bogle meanwhile finds himself the star witness, his future depending on telling the right story. Growing up enslaved on the Hope Plantation, Jamaica, he knows every lump of sugar comes at a human cost. That the rich deceive the poor. And that people are more easily manipulated than they realise. Based on real historical events, The Fraud is a dazzling novel about how in a world of hypocrisy and self-deception, deciding what's true can prove a complicated task.

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ISBN :9780241337004
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Uitgever :Veltman Distributie Import Books
Publicatiedatum :  07-09-2023
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
Taal :Engels
Hoogte :235 mm
Breedte :155 mm
Dikte :37 mm
Gewicht :555 gr
Status :Op voorraad bij leverancier
Aantal pagina's :400