This wonderful book: The Mutual Friend, by Frederick Busch is a joy. The Mutual Friend gives a very interesting insight into the darker side of Dickens life and a vivid portrait of the England and London of those days. It's a solid and imaginative reconstruction, both of the man and the period.
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About the Author:
Frederick Busch is the author of "Girls, The Children in the Woods, Harry & Catherine, "and" Closing Arguments. "
From Library Journal:
Busch's 1978 novel reveals the character of Charles Dickens through narrator George Dolby, who serves as the novelist's jack-of-all-trades. LJ's reviewer stated, "the complex narrative is handled brilliantly," and both Dickens and Dolby emerge as fully developed characters (LJ 5/15/78).
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