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Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation


1868, and bestselling author Wilkie Collins is hard at work on a new detective novel, The Moonstone. But he is weighed down by a mountain of problems - his own sickness, the death of his mother, and, most pressing, the announcement by his live-in mistress that she has tired of his relationship with another woman and intends to marry someone else. His solution is to increase his industrial intake of opium and knuckle down to writing the book T. S. Eliot called the 'greatest' English detective novel. Of Wilkie's domestic ...

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Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation
2014, Windmill Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780099557340

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Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation
2013, Hutchinson, London

ISBN-13: 9780091937096


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