The Street Philosopher by Matthew Plampin (First Edition)
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; men are starving, disease is rife, supplies are scarce and, as the armies assemble for bloody conflict, the last thing the commanding officers want is a newspaperman getting in the way, asking difficult questions. But Kitson is determined to make his mark. Under the tutelage of his hard-bitten Irish boss Cracknell, and assisted by a young, idealistic illustrator, he sets about exposing the incompetence and corruption of those in control of the campaign.
Then all three men are witness to an act of brutal treachery, and their attempts to redress injustice fall on deaf ears. As Sebastopol burns, Kitson returns to England, desperate to forget the atrocities of the Crimea. Fleeing to Manchester, he takes up the only position on offer, becoming a 'street philosopher', reporting on local news. But the past is catching up with him. As Manchester prepares to welcome Queen Victoria herself on the eve of the great Art Treasures Exhibition, violence flares and Kitson finds himself under threat from old friends and new enemies alike.
Format: Hardback | 496 pages
Dimensions (cm): 14 x 22.2 x 3.7 | 632g
Publication Date: 05 Feb 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
Edition Number: 1
A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the cover. The dust is included and in good condition ( very minor scuff marks along the edges, a half-removed price-tag on the top-right corner of the front, and a small round yellow sticker on the back). All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.