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James Miranda Barry (original 1999; edition 1999)
James Miranda Barry by Patricia Duncker (1999)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 033037169X, Paperback)At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a glorious career as a military surgeon. Across the Empire, Barry achieved fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to 'pass' for a man for more than fifty years. Patricia Duncker's novel tells Barry's story for the first time, in a richly inventive and entertaining tale of dark family secrets, adultery, questioned paternity and colonial history. It confirms her rare talent as a writer of profound ideas and immense storytelling power. "A miracle of a book that is richly atmospheric and gains the murky excitement of a Victorian thriller." - "Sunday Times". "A marvellous work...superbly imagined and flamboyantly written." - Beryl Bainbridge.
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The story of a girl raised as a boy in 19th century England.
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