Sanctuary

by Robert Edric

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

Sanctuary Synopsis

Haworth, West Yorkshire, 1848. Branwell Bronte - unexhibited artist, unacknowledged writer, sacked railwayman, disgraced tutor and spurned lover - finds himself unhappily back in Haworth Parsonage, to face the disappointment of his father and his three sisters, the scale of whose own pseudonymous successes is only just becoming apparent. With his health failing rapidly, his aspirations abandoned and his once loyal circle of friends shrinking fast, Branwell resorts to a world of secrets, conspiracies and endlessly imagined betrayals. But his spiral of self-destruction only accelerates the sense of his destiny to be a bystander looking across at greatness, and the madness which that realisation will bring...

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Sanctuary Press Reviews

Praise for Robert Edric:

'A wonderfully edgy piece of wartime noir' -- D.J. Taylor Independent

'A work of art...Edric is one of the most remarkable novelists writing today' -- Allan Massie The Scotsman

'Macabre twists keep the pages turning' -- James Urquhart Financial Times

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ISBN: 9781784160333
Publication date: 13/08/2015
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780857522870
Publication date: 20/11/2014
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784160333
Publication date: 13th August 2015
Author: Robert Edric
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Robert Edric

Robert Edric was born in 1956. His novels include Winter Garden (1985 James Tait Black Prize winner), A New Ice Age (1986 runner-up for the Guardian Fiction Prize), A Lunar Eclipse, The Earth Made of Glass, Elysium, In Desolate Heaven, The Sword Cabinet, The Book of the Heathen (shortlisted for the 2001 WH Smith Literary Award) and Peacetime (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2002). Cradle Song and Siren Song  are the first books in the Song Cycle Trilogy, the final book, Swan Song, is now available from Doubleday. 

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