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The Great Lover

The Great Lover

(2009)
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Nell Golightly is living out her widowhood in Cambridgeshire when she receives a strange request: a Tahitian woman, claiming to be the daughter of the poet Rupert Brooke, writes to ask what he was like: how did he sound, what did he smell like, how did it feel to wrap your arms around him? So Nell turns her mind to 1909 when, as a seventeen-year-old housemaid, she first encountered the young poet. He was already causing a stir - not only with his poems and famed good looks, but also by his taboo-breaking behaviour and radical politics. Intrigued, she watched as Rupert skilfully managed his male and female admirers, all of whom seemed to be in love with him. Soon Nell realised that despite her good sense, she was falling for him too. But could he love a housemaid? Was he, in fact, capable of love at all?

In a dazzling act of imagination, Jill Dawson gives voice to Rupert Brooke himself in a dual narrative that unfolds in both his own words and those of her spirited fictional character, Nell. A memorable tale of love in many guises, of heartbreak and loss, the novel brings Brooke vividly to life as it shows him to have been a far more interesting, complex and troubled figure than the romanticised version allows.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-7531-8340-4 / 978-0-7531-8340-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-340-93565-0 / 978-0-340-93565-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Great Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-06-192436-9 / 978-0-06-192436-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-7531-8341-2 / 978-0-7531-8341-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-340-93566-9 / 978-0-340-93566-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-340-97909-7 / 978-0-340-97909-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-7531-4199-X / 978-0-7531-4199-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-7531-4200-7 / 978-0-7531-4200-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2009 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-7531-4202-3 / 978-0-7531-4202-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2009 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
ISBN: 0-7531-4201-5 / 978-0-7531-4201-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Great Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Jill Dawson
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   

January 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Great Lover
Author(s): Jill Dawson
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   



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