The Gates of Ivory

The Gates of Ivory

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Two years ago novelist Stephen Cox vanished to the east. There had been postcards, then silence: now Liz has received this strange parcel of jottings, bills, pictures and human bones. Enlisting the help of another of his friends, beautiful, unrestrained Hattie Osbourne, Liz begins to decipher the parcel by retracing Stephen's journey from the safety of England to the chaos and corruption of Southeast Asia...
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141033827
  • 9780141033822

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Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE in 1980. Her many novels include the trilogy The Radiant Way (1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989) and The Gates of Ivory (1991), along with The Peppered Moth (2000), The Seven Sisters (2002), The Red Queen (2004) and The Sea Lady (2006), all of which are published by Penguin. Among her non-fiction works are Arnold Bennett: A Biography (1974), The Oxford Companion to English Literature (1985, 2000, editor) and Angus Wilson: A Biography (1995). Margaret Drabble is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London.
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