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Mr Hornung’s Three Goddesses - a Victorian novelist at work By Peter Rowland
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So far as it goes, Goddesses Three is an absorbing study of the Pontifex family, and (ultimately) of Anglo-Portuguese relations. E.W. Hornung apparently began writing this book in 1894 but put it... More > aside after completing eleven chapters. Set primarily in an English Rectory, it is very much a work in progress, written partly in pencil and partly in ink, and incorporating a vast number of revisions. In addition to deciphering 99% of the manuscript, and producing an edited text for the general reader, the editor has examined it on a chapter-by-chapter basis. This results in a fuller notion of how the story was being shaped and the occasional problems encountered – and pinpoints Hornung’s consequent changes and instructions to himself. We are, as it were, looking over his shoulder for the whole time, and gain (as a result) a fascinating insight into how a Victorian novel took shape.< Less
Lloyd George’s Tada By Peter Rowland
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Peter Rowland, a one-time local government officer, is a well-known historian and biographer and occasional writer of fiction. More information will be found on www.peter.rowland.org.uk . Some... More > reactions to Lloyd George (1975) “Competent and complete.” - The Times “The best biography we have.” - The Economist “Has far surpassed earlier biographers…. comprehensive, scholarly and readable.”- Irish Independent “An outsize account of an outsize figure.” - The New Yorker “A narrative style that scarcely ever limps. There is great energy and purpose with Mr Rowland as our guide.” - The Political Quarterly “Not a word of it is dull.” - Oxford Mail “A great improvement on its predecessors.... A substantial work of political biography.” - A.J.P. Taylor, The Observer “Well written and workmanlike - the result of massive research.” - Lord Boothby, Books and Bookmen “It will be a long while before it is replaced.” - Robert Blake, The Sunday Times< Less
Stingaree Rides Again By Peter Rowland & E.W. Hornung
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Stingaree’s adventures have long delighted thousands of readers. He is a stylish bushranger, his English origins cloaked in mystery, who operates in New South Wales. He is, after Raffles, the... More > most famous character that E.W. Hornung (1866-1921) ever created. Virtually unknown, however, is the fact that twelve years after the original stories appeared Hornung started to write a fresh batch of tales, relating Stingaree’s subsequent history. For various reasons, the project was abandoned but the batch of stories that he completed are now brought together in book-form for the very first time. Peter Rowland is a well-known historian and biographer. He recently transcribed and edited two of Hornung’s unfinished novels, His Brother’s Blood and The Graven Image, and compiled a fresh collection of Hornung short stories, Tall Tales and short’uns. A revised and much-expanded edition of his 1999 biography of Hornung will appear shortly. (For more information, see www.peterrowland.org.uk).< Less

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Genius Matters Genius Matters By Angela Maiers
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