At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights. Soho prostitutes, secret agents, Bavarian ...Show synopsisAt 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.Hide synopsis
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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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