The Congress of Rough Riders

The Congress of Rough Riders

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William Cody grows up surrounded by his father's tales of Buffalo Bill, to whom he is distantly related, and his own fantasies of the Wild West. Though he escapes his heritage by fleeing abroad and starting a new life for himself, he finds that he is always drawn back to England and to his ancestry. When his father proposes that together they should recreate Buffalo Bill's stage show, 'The Congress of Rough Riders of the World' for a contemporary audience, William refuses to have any part in it. When tragedy strikes however, it is to his father that he eventually more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 22.9mm | 45.36g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813823
  • 9780753813829

About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Dublin in 1971 and is currently events manager at Waterstone's Dublin. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, where he completed the course in creative writing. At UEA he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize (shared with Toby Litt). His first short story was published in The Sunday Tribune and was subsequently shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. The Thief of Time is his first more

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"The charm of history in this book lies in imagining how exciting it would have been to live there." OBSERVER "Boyne is an engaging writer who succeeds in making his readers care about the confused and rather selfish William." DAILY TELEGRAPH "At its best, Boyne's story has echoes of John Irving's sprawling family epics. This is an entertaining campfire story." TIMEshow more

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