The Resource Amnesia, Michael Ridpath

Amnesia, Michael Ridpath

Label
Amnesia
Title
Amnesia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ridpath
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rural Scotland, 1999. Alastair, a doctor in his eighties who lives alone by a loch, wakes up in hospital having fallen and hit his head, inducing almost total amnesia. Lacking family, friends, or knowledge of himself, Clemence, his sole contact's great-niece, is called in to take care of him. Retreating to Alastair's remote cottage to help him recuperate, Clemence finds a peculiar manuscript, hidden away from prying eyes. The first line shocks her to the core: 'It was a warm, still night and the cry of a tawny owl swirled through the birch trees by the loch, when I killed the only woman I have ever loved.' Reading the short prologue, she discovers a murder by someone who is clearly the old doctor. The victim? Clemence's French grandmother, Sophie. Horrified, Clemence decides to read the book to Alastair, to rekindle his memory of her grandmother and their group of friends in 1930s Paris, and to try to force a confession for a crime he was never punished for. But as they read on, doubts about the true course of events begin to surface in her mind. Which is fortunate, because there are people closing in on the cottage by the loch who are willing to kill to make sure that the old man's secrets stay forgotten..
Biographical or historical data
Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in North London with his wife and three children. Visit his website at www.michaelridpath.com
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YDX
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Ridpath, Michael
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caregivers
  • Older men
  • Amnesia
  • Murder
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Physicians
  • Secrecy
  • Caregivers
  • Amnesiacs
  • Murder
  • Scotland
Label
Amnesia, Michael Ridpath
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059914808
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781782397564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)962355684
Label
Amnesia, Michael Ridpath
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059914808
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781782397564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)962355684

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