The Quincunx

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Click for availability and more information The Quincunx, by Charles Palliser

This sprawling, richly ornamented novel of Regency England will appeal to anyone who enjoys tales of mystery and conspiracy; if you liked Name of the Rose, for instance, you are likely to enjoy this book. Its protagonist tries to unravel his family history through layer after layer of gothic complications and plots, while negotiating an English landscape and society reminiscent of Wilkie Collins. Despite its length, almost 800 pages, I never wished it were shorter.

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