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Thomas Gage by James Fleming
  

Thomas Gage

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A delightful novel about the tragic effect of the coming of the railway on an ordinary man, a good man undone by grief. We loved it.

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Thomas Gage by James Fleming

Thomas Gage is a happy man. He has a fine house in Norfolk, two delightful children, a wife who brought with her a nice income from her father's paint firm, a Waterloo medal (he fought in the battle when he was nineteen), and a painting on show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Then, a few months after Thomas Gage's fiftieth birthday, Julius Gooby enters his life. Mr Gooby is a man of the future, manager of the proposed North Norfolk Railway from Norwich to Cromer, and the route of the railway crosses Gage's land. With the railway comes tragedy, and Thomas Gage's life begins to unravel until, at the end, medal on his chest, he travels to London to watch the Duke of Wellington's funeral and to take his revenge.


In Thomas Gage James Fleming has fashioned another historical fiction of the very first rank, a portrait of a good man undone by grief, by others' greed and, ultimately, by progress.

About the Author

James Fleming
James Fleming was born in 1944. He lives in Gloucestershire and writes in Caithness.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th October 2004

Author

James Fleming

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www.jamesfleming.com/

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback

Categories

Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780099460985

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