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The Secret Life of Dr James Barry

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The Secret Life of Dr James Barry by Rachel Holmes
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James Barry was an innovative medical pioneer, radical humanitarian and flamboyant dandy who traversed the British Empire during the nineteenth century. Presenting a story of nineteenth century science and the mysteries of sexuality, this book aims to bring to life this enigmatic figure.

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Rachel Holmes completed her PhD under Roy Porter, and then held lectureships in English at the University of Sussex, and Queen Mary College at the University of London. In 1998 she became part of the launch team of, and was Web Site Manager of the Amazon UK site before leaving in December 2002 to pursue a full-time writing career. She has judged several literary prizes, including the 2000 Whitbread Novel Award and the 2001 Orange Prize for Fiction, and has appeared on Any Questions and Newsnight Review.
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January 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
The History Press Ltd
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