The Cornish Trilogy: What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus (Paperback)
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The Cornish Trilogy: What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus (Paperback)

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The University of St John and the Holy Ghost (known affectionately as Spook) has a problem - and an opportunity. Strange, eccentric art patron and collector Francis Cornish has died and faculty members have been made executors of his complicated will. But in the realization of their duties, they find themselves drawn into Cornish's bizarre, secretive and mystical world. In this spellbinding trilogy a host of memorable characters - defrocked, mischief-making monks, half-mad professors, gypsies and musical geniuses - become entangled in a story that involves theft, perjury, scholarship, murder, love, and the squandering of plenty of cash.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952610
Number of pages: 1152
Weight: 777 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 49 mm


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Deliciously readable * New York Times *
One of the most remarkable achievements of contemporary fiction * Sunday Times *
Nourishes the brain while it beguiles the senses * Time *
A first-rate storyteller and a real moralist with a crackling sense of humour * Newsweek *
Davies combines elements of the fantastic with details of everyday life to show us a world in which the miraculous coexists with the mundane * New York Times *

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It must be some 30 years ago that, passing through Heathrow, I picked up a copy of "What's Bred in the Bone" at an airport bookshop - a quick flip through and the blurb on the cover suggested it might... More

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