'A real corker . . . Slovo writes with gusto and a terrific sense of period' --Daily Mail
'A restrained and elegant novel . . . Rich and memorable' --Sunday Telegraph
'Beautifully drawn . . . wonderfully readable'
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|Length: 353 pages||Word Wise: Enabled|
A new take on an interesting historical story. Good characterisation. Held my attention all the way through. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2014 by PamD
'John would have preferred to say goodbye at home. It was Mary who had insisted on accompanying him to Waterloo station, the better to fix his departure in her mind. Read morePublished on 26 Sept. 2013 by Purpleheart
What fate befell General Gordon in Khartoum in 1884-1885 and the failure of Wolseley's attempt to lift the siege and rescue Gordon are matters of factual record and there are no... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2013 by D. Elliott
I was interested that someone like Slovo chose to focus her story on the peon of Victorian Imperialism. Read morePublished on 20 Jun. 2013 by The Navigator
Really good, - so informative about what life must have been like in 1880s. Gripping story line -you became really involved. I look forward to reading more of Gillian Slovo booksPublished on 10 May 2013 by G Lewis
If when you read the final page and for the last time close the book, if then you feel bereft, an undeniable sense of loss, then you know that the novel has been a winner. Read morePublished on 30 April 2013 by J.K. Currie
It is 1884 and John Clarke, a young doctor has decided to volunteer his services to the British force setting out to relieve General Gordon, besieged at Khartoum with an Egyptian... Read morePublished on 22 April 2013 by V. Nicholl
An Honourable Man is the story of a husband and wife who find themselves separated when the husband volunteers as a surgeon for the Khartoum Relief Expedition of 1885. Read morePublished on 13 April 2013 by A. Taylor
This is an intelligent novel which asks probing questions about what it means to be `honourable' - and how what is admirable may slide into magnificent self-delusion and tragedy. Read morePublished on 13 April 2013 by Roman Clodia