WISDOM OF BONES


WISDOM OF BONES

KITTY ALDRIDGE    Book Number: 88309    Product format: Hardback

God designed us in His own perfection, but Percival George keeps an eye out for those who went awry. A showman must grasp potential and see beyond the ordinary. It matters not if it be the Armless Man performing carpentry with his feet, or a weasel riding a bicycle - if it's uncommon, it's on. Astound the crowd! Be unusual. 'To find a creature part eel, part African lion, who steps the tightrope, plays the viola, frightens the ladies and sings like a nightingale. This is my task. I must conjure, procure and invent...' London 1879 and in a gloomy room on Islington's backstreets, Percy Unusual George dreams of the miracle that will change his fortunes and that of his troupe of performing Remarkables. This waking dream will lead him to an infamous French dwarf, an exiled Polish king, and a superstar of the Enlightenment, and alter the course of his life forever. France 1746-64. At the court of Lunéville, exiled Polish King Stanislas hosts grand parties for the French nobility. The king presents his horrified queen with a gift of an infant dwarf and names the child Bébé, and watches indulgently as his protégé becomes the most notorious and celebrated dwarf in France, until an unexpected guest arrives and unforeseen tragedy follows. Two ambitious men, one hundred years apart, their stories entwine in an imaginative, daring and highly acclaimed work of literary fiction. 256pp.
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