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  • By Graham Busby
    Aug 8, 2014
    This novel tells the story of the creation of Calstock Viaduct - except that it's called Caradon in the book. Given that I live, perhaps, ten minutes drive from the village, I was intrigued at discovering this novel written under Victor Canning's pen-name Alan Gould. The characters are interesting although I do wish Canning had not used some of the local place names for them - Herodsfoot doesn't sound that plausible for a family name, others are more so. Having been a room steward for two seasons at Cotehele, it's easy to imagine the fictional Maddacleave's rooms, particularly the Victorian-altered east wing. So, this story is really quite different to the style I remember of Mr Finchley Discovers His England and, yet, written just five years later. A literary critic would be able to tell us why. Having known nothing about the construction of the viaduct, I notice that on Lulu.com there is a book about it! Should the novel reader wish to delve deeper, that is, because I wondered if... More > there had been a typhoid outbreak and such like.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780557085668
Publisher
John Higgins
Published
July 28, 2009
Language
English
Pages
261
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.99 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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