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The Fraud

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The extraordinary first historical novel from bestselling author of White Teeth Zadie Smith. Kilburn, 1873. The 'Tichborne Trial' has captivated the widowed Scottish housekeeper Mrs Eliza Touchet and all of England. Readers are at odds over whether the defendant is who he claims to be - or an imposter. Mrs Touchet is a woman of many interests: literature, justice, abolitionism, class, her novelist cousin and his wives, this life and the next. But she is also sceptical. She suspects England of being a land of façades, in which nothing is quite what it seems. Andrew Bogle meanwhile finds himself the star witness, his future depending on telling the right story. Growing up enslaved on the Hope Plantation, Jamaica, he knows every lump of sugar comes at a human cost. That the rich deceive the poor. And that people are more easily manipulated than they realise. Based on real historical events, The Fraud is a dazzling novel about how in a world of hypocrisy and self-deception, deciding what's true can prove a complicated task.

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Authors Zadie Smith
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 07.09.2023
 
EAN 9780241337004
ISBN 978-0-241-33700-4
No. of pages 455
Dimensions 153 mm x 234 mm x 34 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

London, Greater London, FICTION / Literary, Jamaica, Narrative theme: Social issues, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Narrative theme: Sense of place, FICTION / World Literature / England / 21st Century, c 1870 to c 1879, Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literary

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