What's Bred in the Bone

What's Bred in the Bone

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This was the top-prize-winning novel from 20,000 entries in one of the richest literary awards ever offered in Britain. Its convoluted and colorful plot turns on questions of heredity and atavism: the ancestry of the Waring twin brothers and of Elma Clifford. Elma comes on her mother's side from a line of gypsy snake dancers, and she displays a periodic urge to dance wildly with a feather boa in her bedroom. A murderous judge, multiple mistaken identities and scenes… (more)

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Lydia_Dustbin
Lydia_Dustbin
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:37:32 +0200

Well! The Victorian writers turned out some jolly good plots and you only have to read Dickens to discover how convoluted and complicated these plots could get but...
Oh, but this book is a gem and why hasn't anyone turned it into a film?
I listened to this on my Kindle with mounting disbelief and glee. I ran the batteries down twice because I wanted to hear it all in one sitting (it lasted three glorious days though)and listened to mistaken identities, misheard warnings, misunderstood advice… (more)



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Language: English

Published in: 1891

Word count: 98,136 words (≈ about 7 hours)

Source: Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6010

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)


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