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Imperial Vanities

The Adventures of the Baker Brothers and Gordon of Khartoum

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Imperial Vanities by Brian Thompson
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This is the entwined story of three Victorians. Two of these men were brothers - Sir Samuel Baker, the irrepressible explorer; and Valentine Baker, reckoned to be the leading cavalry officer of the British Army before disgrace overwhelmed him. The third is the troubled Charles "Chinese" Gordon, murdered by the Mahdi's forces in Khartoum. "Imperial Vanities" is an adventure story in the high tradition, ranging from the Upper Nile, to Ceylon, Egypt and the slave markets of the Balkans. In his second book on Victorian life, Brian Thompson recounts the beginnings of the end of British Empire through the story of three men - the explorer Samuel Baker, whose second wife was a slave; his brother Valentine, who indecently assaulted a girl on a train and their friend Gordon of Khartoum, who preferred the company of men and the Bible.

Author Biography

Brian Thompson is a novelist and playwright. His first work of non-fiction, A Monkey Amongst Crocodiles: The Disastrous Life of Mrs Georgina Weldon was published to universal acclaim by HarperCollins in May 2000.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
129x198x20
ISBN-13
9780006532217
Product ID
1696258

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