Gillespie And I
book | 2011
As she sits in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter sets out to relate the story of her acquaintance, nearly four decades previously, with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who never achieved the fame she maintains he deserved.
Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when tragedy strikes - leading to a notorious criminal trial - the promise and certainties of this world all too rapidly disintegrate into mystery and deception...
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This sharply written intrigue is a triumph of suggestion and possibility that exerts a tenacious hold on the imagination. James Urquhart
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Gillespie and I is a masterpiece of irony and grotesquerie, told with the straightest of faces. One for the long winter evenings...it lingers in the memory after you've finished it. Brandon Bobshaw
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