White Blood


Product Details

Washington Square Press
Publish Date
5.42 X 8.28 X 0.97 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

James Fleming was born in London in 1944, the fourth in a family of nine children. He read history at Oxford and has been variously an accountant, farmer, forester and bookseller. The author of two previous novels, The Temple of Optimism and Thomas Gage, he lives in Scotland. Visit him online at jamesfleming.co.uk


"An extraordinary novel.... Readers will surely welcome its author to the ranks of our greatest living story-tellers." -- The Literary Review
"I'm grateful to Fleming for reminding me just how exciting a good novel can be." -- Sue Baker, Publishing News
"White Blood is more than this, but it is first of all a meticulously researched act of reconstruction.... The narrative, the dialogue and the intensity of Doig's emotions drive the story to a savage climax that reads like a modern thriller. It is the best sort of historical novel." -- The Spectator
"A historical novel with the right kind of hero: virile, ruthless, adventurous.... The description of the estate and its inhabitants, the nearby village and the distant rumours of war and revolution are all superbly handled." -- The Independent
"Beautifully written, with baroque energy and style." -- The Daily Telegraph
"Moving and gripping....Fleming captures the contradictions of the period and the rich flavours of elegance and terror compellingly. This is a tense, thrilling and at times darkly comic novel with a complex central character who, in the best passages, bursts off the page." -- Time Out
"Crackling, flamboyant...[White Blood] is funny, sad and magical." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)