Manly Pursuits

Autor: Harries, Ann

Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Manly Pursuits : Cape Town, 1899. Cecil Rhodes, arch-imperialist and tycoon, believes he has only months to live, and that he can be saved only by hearing the sound of British birdsong on the slopes of Table Mountain. In response to a high-handed command from the bloated, overindulged 'Colossus' (as Rhodes is known to his adoring public), Professor Francis Wills, a reclusive Oxford don, arrives in Cape Town with two hundred songbirds - nightingales, chaffinches, blackbirds, robins and starlings - on the eve of the Anglo-Boer war. But the birds, confused by the change of season and hemisphere, refuse to sing. In Rhodes' gloomy, male-dominated estate, suffused with erotic undercurrents, Wills is drawn into intrigue - romantic, political and ornithological.

Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ficción   Historical

ISBN 13:9781582340197
ISBN 10:1582340196
Formato:Tapa Dura
Tamaño:8.47" l x 5.98" w x 1.35" h
Grado: Non-Classifiable