By Julian Barnes
As boys, George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, dwelling in shabby genteel Edinburgh, locate themselves in an unlimited and intricate international on the center of the British Empire. Years later—one being affected by his identification in a global adversarial to his ancestry, the opposite growing the world’s most renowned detective whereas in love with a girl who's no longer his wife–their fates turn into inextricably connected.
In Arthur & George, Julian Barnes explores the grand tapestry of late-Victorian Britain to create his so much interesting and engrossing novel but.
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Arthur & George by Julian Barnes