What's Bred in the Bone

What's Bred in the Bone

Book - 1985 | 1st American ed
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights. Soho prostitutes, secret agents, Bavarian countesses, and a small-town embalmer people its pages in Davies' stylish, elegant prose.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1985
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670809165
0670809160
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 436 p. ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

e
Eosos
Apr 21, 2015

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before just how much I love this author. How he creates a story of improbable situations and makes it not only believable but ordinary seeming is fascinating.

This is the story of Francis Cornish, a man who seems to drift through life doing what is expected of him and yet extraordinary things happen to him. All the mysteries glimpses of his life that have been brought up in the first book of the trilogy are now laid bare for the reader and it makes for a stellar story.

b
bjessima
Sep 05, 2013

While the second book in one of his trilogies, this was the first Davies book I read. Given to me by a friend, I had trouble getting into it, but was determined to finish it, simply because of the reputation of the author and the idea that I had to read it because it was him. At about the half way point, a light went on in my head and I got it. This book lead me to read everything else he wrote, and in fact opened up some other arts to me that I had previously not understood or had not taken the time to understand. It may or may not do that for others, but it changed my reading habits permanently.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at PPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top