Edric
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In Zodiac Light

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

It is December 1922 and the aftershocks of the First World War continue to make themselves felt. Ex-soldier, poet and composer Ivor Gurney, suffering from increasingly frequent and deepening bouts of paranoid schizophrenia, is transferred to the City of London Mental Hospital, Dartford.

Neglected by the military and by his own family, and abandoned by all but a notable handful of his friends, Gurney begins a descent into the madness and oblivion which he believes has long been waiting to claim him.

Yet following his arrival at Dartford, there are still those who continue to believe in Gurney’s capabilities.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Robert
Edric

Robert Edric was born Gary Edric Armitage in Sheffield in 1956. His father was a store manager. He attended the University of Hull, where he graduated with a B.A. and Ph. D. in geography. He has written books under his own name and under the pseudonym of Robert Edric.

(From TheModernNovel.org)

Robert Edric was born Gary Edric Armitage in Sheffield in 1956. His father was a store manager. He attended the University of Hull, where he graduated with a B.A. and Ph. D. in geography. He has written books under his own name and under the pseudonym of Robert Edric.

(From TheModernNovel.org)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
14/07/2008
Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Doubleday London

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