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Tennyson's Gift By Lynne Truss

Tennyson's Gift by Lynne Truss

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Summary

From the bestselling author of `Eats Shoots & Leaves', an unexpectedly moving, luminously wise and brilliantly funny novel about a Victorian Poet Laureate.

Tennyson's Gift Summary

Tennyson's Gift by Lynne Truss

From the bestselling author of `Eats Shoots & Leaves', an unexpectedly moving, luminously wise and brilliantly funny novel about a Victorian Poet Laureate.

In July 1864, a corner of the Isle of Wight is buzzing with literary and artistic creativity. A morose Tennyson is reciting 'Maud' to empty sofas; the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is white-washing the roses for visual effect and the mismatched couple, actress Ellen Terry and painter G. F. Watts, are thrown into the company of the remarkable Lorenzo Fowler, the American phrenologist, and his daughter Jessie. Enter mathematician Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll), known to Jessie as the 'fiendish pedagogue', and Lynne Truss's wonderfully imaginative cocktail of Victorian seriousness and riotous farce begins to take flight.

Tennyson's Gift Reviews

'A comic novel of subtle distinction... A richly entertaining book, and at times a very moving one' The Times

'An enormously entertaining novel, with some terrific writing throughout... a fast-moving farce which allows her sideswipes at the foibles of the famous. It is a delicious confection with some marvellous one-liners' Sunday Telegraph

'[A] wonderfully inventive jeu d'esprit... This epic of the Isle of Wight's literary apogee is virtually the perfect summer book. No deck-chair will be complete without it' Independent

`An enormously entertaining novel, with terrific writing throughout.' Sunday Telegraph

'A rollicking read. It is mischievous, light-hearted and fun' Literary Review

`Terrific... `Tennyson's Gift' is witty, surprising, oddly compassionate and hugely assured.' Sunday Times

About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is one of Britain's best-loved comic writers and is the author of the worldwide bestsellers Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Talk to the Hand. She reviews for the Sunday Times and writes regularly for radio.

Additional information

GOR002667818
9780007355273
0007355270
Tennyson's Gift by Lynne Truss
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2010-05-27
272
N/A
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