Gillespie and I (Paperback)
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Gillespie and I (Paperback)

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Paperback 624 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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As she sits in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter sets out to relate the story of her acquaintance, nearly four decades previously, with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who never achieved the fame she maintains he deserved. Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when tragedy strikes - leading to a notorious criminal trial - the promise and certainties of this world all too rapidly disintegrate into mystery and deception...

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571238309
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 475 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm
Edition: Main

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