The Great Lover (Paperback)
Harper Perennial, 9780061924361, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
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— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI
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"A brilliant, complicated man is the centre of Jill Dawson's The Great Lover, and while she draws extensively on historical records of Brooke and his contemporaries, it is her decisions as a novelist that make this account of his life fascinating as well as faithful. . . . . The story that emerges is strong, satisfying, and memorable." -- The Times (London)
An imaginative, fascinating novel about one of the most enduringly popular and romantic figures of the First World War--the radical, handsome young poet Rupert Brooke.