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The Resource The street philosopher, Matthew Plampin

The street philosopher, Matthew Plampin

Label
The street philosopher
Title
The street philosopher
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Plampin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
SALS
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Plampin, Matthew
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • War correspondents
  • Historical fiction, English
  • Journalists
  • Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • Great Britain
Label
The street philosopher, Matthew Plampin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
There was another war, some 150 years ago, which was unpopular at home -- the death rate shocking, the military strategy confused -- and the first on which the media had a major influence. The Street Philosopher -- the nineteenth-century term for a society writer, a gossip columnist -- captures this scene brilliantly. Ambitious young journalist Thomas Kitson arrives at the battlefields of the Crimea as the London Courier's man on the ground. It is a dangerous place, full of the worst horrors of war but Kitson is determined to make his mark. Under the tutelage of his hard-bitten Irish boss Cracknell, and assisted by artist Robert Styles, he sets about exposing the incompetence of the army generals. Two years later, as Sebastopol burns, Thomas returns to England under mysterious circumstance. Desperate for forget the atrocities of the Crimea, he takes a job as a 'street philosopher', a society writer reporting on the gossip of the day. But on the eve of the great Art Treasures Exhibition, as Manchester prepares to welcomeQueen Victoria, Thomas's past returns to haunt him in the most horrifying way
Control code
000043876401
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
487 p.
Isbn
9780007313242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)263294091
Label
The street philosopher, Matthew Plampin
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
There was another war, some 150 years ago, which was unpopular at home -- the death rate shocking, the military strategy confused -- and the first on which the media had a major influence. The Street Philosopher -- the nineteenth-century term for a society writer, a gossip columnist -- captures this scene brilliantly. Ambitious young journalist Thomas Kitson arrives at the battlefields of the Crimea as the London Courier's man on the ground. It is a dangerous place, full of the worst horrors of war but Kitson is determined to make his mark. Under the tutelage of his hard-bitten Irish boss Cracknell, and assisted by artist Robert Styles, he sets about exposing the incompetence of the army generals. Two years later, as Sebastopol burns, Thomas returns to England under mysterious circumstance. Desperate for forget the atrocities of the Crimea, he takes a job as a 'street philosopher', a society writer reporting on the gossip of the day. But on the eve of the great Art Treasures Exhibition, as Manchester prepares to welcomeQueen Victoria, Thomas's past returns to haunt him in the most horrifying way
Control code
000043876401
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
487 p.
Isbn
9780007313242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)263294091

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