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Charles Palliser
Charles Palliser has published five works of fiction including the historical novels The Quincunx (1989) and The Unburied (1999). His latest novel is Rustication (November, 2013). It takes the form of the diary of a 17 year old writing in the 1860s: His family have suddenly lost everything and he... show more



Charles Palliser has published five works of fiction including the historical novels The Quincunx (1989) and The Unburied (1999). His latest novel is Rustication (November, 2013). It takes the form of the diary of a 17 year old writing in the 1860s: His family have suddenly lost everything and he joins them in a remote and unfriendly village on the South Coast. Shortly after his arrival, sinister things start happening in the district which culminate in a murder.Charles Palliser has written plays for BBC radio and the stage. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1990 he taught literature and creative writing in universities in the UK and the USA. His fiction has been translated into a dozen languages. The Quincunx was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. With Irish and US citizenship, he has lived mostly in the UK and is now based in London.

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Birth date: January 01, 1947
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Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
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Beamis12 rated it 8 years ago
Love Gothic toned novels and this was a new author for me so I did not know what to expect. Loved it, it is not scary but is very suspenseful, a winding puzzle, and many characters that are unlikable. Our main character is a young man who has been sent down from college he, has been rusticated, for ...
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Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, victoriana, books-about-books-and-book-shops, britain-england, historical-fiction, mystery-thriller, tbr-busting-2012, spring-2012, gothic, paper-read, published-1999, medieval5c-16c, impac-longlist, handbag-read Read from April 26 to May 10, 2012 ** spoiler alert ...
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Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Coming to a bookshelf near you November 2013Synopsis: Christmas 1863. Seventeen-year-old Richard Shenstone has been sent down from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. Addicted to opium and tormented by disturbing sexual desires, he finds temporary refuge in the creaking old mansion inhabited by hi...
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Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
Imported from tablet:Excellent read with the inevitable caveat: his debut novel is by far the best and I can say that now that I have all four under the belt. This story is a cross between the underpinning parable of the Freemasons (the allegorical art of which is Rosslyn Church), Cadfael Intrigue, ...
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