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Bainbridge, Beryl. ACCORDING TO QUEENEY. London: Little Brown, (2001.) Hardcover First Edition


First printing. Witty, sometimes comical and often touching novel based on the life of Samuel Johnson - or rather on a side of Johnson not reported by Boswell, but as seen by Queeney Thrale, the oldest daughter in the family of the wealthy Southwark brewer who provided a refuge and a second home to Johnson for almost 20 years. While Bainbridge has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize an amazing 6 times, and she has been awarded other major prizes (Whitbread, Guardian Fiction) and some of her novels have been adapted for movies, she is probably still one of the most underappreciated of modern English writers, although in 2003 she received a small amount of the recognition she deserves when she was awarded the Cohen prize for lifetime achievement . Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) Ribbon bookmark bound in, an attractively produced volume. .ISBN # 0-316-858676 

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