The Selkirk Strip: A Post-Imperial Tale (Paperback)
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The Selkirk Strip: A Post-Imperial Tale (Paperback)

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Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 18/03/2010
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Aldous Cotton, commonly known as Gus, a civil servant of dry and melancholy humour, stands observing the November dawn from his North London doorstep. His calm existence is about to be disrupted by two events: the invasion of that unloved piece of imperial territory on the other side of the world, known as the Selkirk Strip; and the arrival of his wife's mysterious cousin, Alan Breck Stewart, a survivor of mysterious pasts, unwitting provoker of destruction. While the entire country embarks on a patriotic binge, Alan Breck Stewart pursues his own peculiar path, leaving behind him a wake of sexual disaster and personal disintegration. Splenetic journalists, strong-willed women, tortuously bland civil servants and West Country Catholic gentry - all come under Ferdinand Mount's finely ground microscope in this tragi-comedy or manners and morals. And in Alan Breck Stewart he has created one of those extraordinary characters who burst from the page in embarrassing abandon.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571260539
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 216 x 134 x 12 mm
Edition: Main

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