According To Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge (Second-Hand)
- Used - Very Good
- Beryl Bainbridge
- Little, Brown Book Group
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Used - Good: Average used worn book that has all pages or leaves present.
Used - Fair: Worn book that has complete text pages but may have some small defect like slight tears. Will be noticeably worn.
Queeney is a masterly evocation of the last years of Dr Johnson, arguably Britain's greatest Man of Letters. The time is the 1770s and 1780s and Johnson, having completed his life's major work (he compiled the first ever Dictionary of the English Language) is running an increasingly chaotic life. Torn between his strict morality and his undeclared passion for Mrs Thrale, the wife of an old friend, According to Queeney reveals one of Britain's most wonderful characters in all his wit and glory.
Above all, though, this is a story of love and friendship and brilliantly narrated by Queeney, Mrs Thrale's daughter, looking back over her life.