The Devil's Paintbrush, Paperback Book
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A fascinating, unusual and seductive historical novel by the bestselling author of The Long Firm.In a Parisian restaurant, Aleister Crowley, the notorious occultist, chances on Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald: once one of the greatest heroes of the British Empire, now facing ruin in a shocking scandal - and vulnerable to Crowley's curious offer of help. An extraordinary night of transgression and revelation ensues . . . Probing beneath the surface of Victorian conformity, this is an enthralling tale of imperialism, sexuality and the nature of belief, which captures a world on the brink of a brutal new era.

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Disgraced Scots hero meets self-promoting occultist, and Jake Arnott tells an interesting tale of "what might have happened". A curious cast of characters add to this intriguing tale of adult life. Great read!

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