Gillespie and I (Hardback)
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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 05/05/2011
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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 disorientate into mystery and deception. Featuring a memorable cast of characters, infused with atmosphere and period detail, and shot through with wicked humour, "Gillespie and I" is a tour de force from one of the emerging names of British fiction.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571275168
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 806 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 43 mm
Edition: Main

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“Excellent read”

I did think mid way that maybe this wasn't going to be as good as first half indicated but the ending really knocked me for six. And I think if you don't 'get' the ending then you'll probably... More

Paperback edition
26th March 2012
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“Wasn't sure what to expect but it was brilliant!”

Really enjoyed this book, quite unusual but addictive. Would definitely recommend.

Paperback edition
9th March 2012
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“A story of obsession and self-delusion”

Set In Glasgow at the end of the nineteenth century, Gillespie And I is the account of a friendship between the narrator, now an elderly spinster living in Bloomsbury but at that time a young woman of independent... More

Hardback edition
31st March 2011
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