Consolation (Paperback)
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Consolation (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 06/08/2009
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1910, and Corley Roper, an eminent children's author of his age, mourns the death of his young daughter. Estranged from his wife, and wracked by grief, he happens one night upon Mary Wilson, a woman in a similar position, as she mourns her stillborn son. No longer able to inhabit the fictional world that made his name, and haunted by the spectre of this other lost child, Roper decides that it is only through engaging with the real world, and the mystery of Mary Wilson's dispossessed heritage, that he may find purpose. Meanwhile, a young American journalist, Alice Dangerfield, has travelled across the Atlantic on a quest of her own, to track down her most cherished author.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571238064
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


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'Drawing on the history of his own family and blending it seamlessly with fiction, James Wilson brings a century-old story to life through the compelling evocation of Corley's voice, as well as painstaking attention to the detail of the period. The result is an animated, haunting and surprisingly uplifting novel.' Observer

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This is a very touching novel. It was extremely pleasurable to read, with lush description, and accurate attention to period detail and dialogue. It is a picaresque journey which examines the complexity of stunted,... More

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“Consolation”

This gripping historical novel is beautifully written in language that calls to mind the great novels of a century ago, but Wilson adds a modern sensitivity. Corley Roper is a writer of children's stories. His... More

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“Consolation”

This is the story of successful children's author Corley Roper who embarks on an unusual quest on behalf of a grieving stranger as he tries to come to terms with the death of his baby girl. The subtitle 'a... More

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