James Miranda Barry : Reissued Paperback
At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a glorious career as a military surgeon.
Across the Empire, Barry achieved fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist and a celebrated social figure.
But James Miranda Barry was also a woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to 'pass' for a man for more than fifty years. Patricia Duncker's novel tells Barry's story for the first time, in a richly inventive and entertaining tale of dark family secrets, adultery, questioned paternity and colonial history.
It confirms her rare talent as a writer of profound ideas and immense storytelling power.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 18/07/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408812167
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