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- DescriptionThe starting point of this novel is an event in the life of Sir Edward Elgar - a cruise to the Amazon that he took in 1923. In telling the story of that journey the author explores melancholy, the waning of creative genius, post-war disillusionment and the way in which England treats its artists.
- PrizesWinner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1989.
- Author(s)James Hamilton-Paterson
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication15/11/1990
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date10/09/1999
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight234 g
- Width130 mm
- Height199 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
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