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Tennyson's Gift

by Lynne Truss - £8.99  HarperCollins Publishers (2010)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780007355273 | ISBN 10: 0007355270

From the bestselling author of Eats Shoots & Leaves, an unexpectedly moving, luminously wise and brilliantly funny novel about a Victorian Poet Laureate.
 
In July 1864, a corner of the Isle of Wight is buzzing with literary and artistic creativity. A morose Tennyson is reciting 'Maud' to empty sofas; the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is white-washing the roses for visual effect and the mismatched couple, actress Ellen Terry and painter G. F. Watts, are thrown into the company of the remarkable Lorenzo Fowler, the American phrenologist, and his daughter Jessie. Enter mathematician Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll), known to Jessie as the 'fiendish pedagogue', and Lynne Truss's wonderfully imaginative cocktail of Victorian seriousness and riotous farce begins to take flight.

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