The first historical novel - this tale of romance and adventure during the 1745 Jacobite rebellion will stir the blood and warm the heart. King George is on the throne, but there are those in Scotland who swear loyalty to the Stuart heir, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and are prepar... read more
|Author:||Angela Carter; Ali Smith (Introduction by)|
|Series:||Vintage Classics Ser.|
A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the hazards and chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy newnovel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identitiesas any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.
'I did not believe in ghosts?Few attend Mrs Alice Drablow?s funeral, and not one blood relative amongst them. There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London. He is to spend the night ... read more