At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights. Soho prostitutes, secret agents, Bavarian countesses, and a small-town embalmer people its pages in Davies' stylish, elegant prose.At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights. Soho prostitutes, secret agents, Bavarian countesses, and a small-town embalmer people its pages in Davies' stylish, elegant prose.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards.436 p. Audience: General/trade. From Publishers Weekly Known to discerning readers for his beguiling Deptford Trilogy and the more recent Rebel Angels, Canadian. His story of the secret life of Francis Cornish, full of ironic twists and surprises, has the added enticement of a look inside the rarefied world of art experts and restorers. There is even a hint of the thriller genre, since Cornish joins British Intelligence.
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Robertson Davies' trilogies tend to have one not so good book, one good book, and one excellent book. This is the excellent one. It probably helps that I have an interest in art, which the main character is intimately involved in, but this is has been for years and continues to be one of the best books I've ever read.
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