Open Book Neglected Classics: The Advocates

Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge's choice is The Quest For Corvo by A J A Symons.

Beryl Bainbridge on her choice

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Five times nominated for the Booker Prize, Dame Beryl Bainbridge is the author of 17 novels, including An Awfully Big Adventure (subsequently a major film), Master Georgie and Every Man For Himself.

Listen to an extract from The Quest For Corvo

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Published in 1934 and subtitled "an experiment in biography", The Quest For Corvo is a portrait of the eccentric English writer Frederick Rolfe, aka Baron Corvo. In this extract the book's author A J A Symons (1901-1940) sets out on his quest. Reader: Bruce Alexander.

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