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An honourable man

An honourable man

Slovo, Gillian, 1952- author

Beginning in the Sudan and London of 1884 and played out against the shambolic end of the Empire. An Honourable Man draws on the lives of two real men: Charles Gordon, an heroic, hubristic, career army man whose refusal to obey orders helped bring down the Gladstone government, and W T Stead, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, the father of tabloid journalism. Their story is intercut with the tale of a poor, working woman in London. This is a book about destiny and about how wrong men can be; about foreign adventure and heroism doomed to failure; about women struggling to carve a place for themselves in the world; about political compromise and military mayhem

Paperback, Large print, Book. English. Historical fiction. Large type books.
Large print edition.
Published Oxford: Isis, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Gillian Slovo
ISBN: 0753190176, 9780753190173
Intended audience: Adult.
Physical Description: 392 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series: Isis large print
Subject: Sudan History 1881-1899 Fiction.; London (England) History 1800-1950 Fiction.; Stead, W. T. (William Thomas), Fiction.; Gordon, Charles George, Fiction.

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Beginning in the Sudan and London of 1884 and played out against the shambolic end of the Empire. An Honourable Man draws on the lives of two real men: Charles Gordon, an heroic, hubristic, career army man whose refusal to obey orders helped bring down the Gladstone government, and W T Stead, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, the father of tabloid journalism. Their story is intercut with the tale of a poor, working woman in London. This is a book about destiny and about how wrong men can be; about foreign adventure and heroism doomed to failure; about women struggling to carve a place for themselves in the world; about political compromise and military mayhem.