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    DescriptionThis is a detective story set in 1980s Shrewsbury and Toronto. A social worker, Philip Eyre, searches for the father of a baby girl and finds himself obsessed by the girl's mother who ends up in psychiatric hospital after trying to commit suicide. While investigating the case, Philip comes to question his own life - his own fathering and father. The case apparently solved, Philip takes a job in Toronto as a researcher but becomes haunted by his own past. He returns to England, and a new obsession with the case gathers pace. Is the baby related to him? Are they connected by some strange literary provenance - Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre? By now he is randomly switching from one possibility, one bizarre plot about orphans and illegitimacy, to the next. He suffers a breakdown; the pursuit of an answer has turned back in on him; now he is the one who feels pursued. The Book of Guardians is a haunting novel that leaves readers wondering whether it is possible to recall and know your own past with any degree of certainty.


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    Title
    The Book of Guardians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Derek Neale
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781907773297
    ISBN 10: 1907773290
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC019000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FB, FBA
    Publisher
    Salt Publishing
    Imprint name
    Salt Publishing
    Publication date
    15 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Derek Neale is an award-winning writer. He taught creative writing at UEA for a number of years and has recently helped design a whole new generation of Open University courses, producing several practical books and recording interviews with playwrights, novelists, autobiographers and biographers about their approach to the art and craft of writing. The Book of Guardians is his first novel.