The Second Rumpole Omnibus: Rumpole for the Defence; Rumpole And the Golden Thread; Rumpole's Last Case by John Mortimer

This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson

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This is an epic novel of sea-faring adventure set in the 19th century charting the life of Robert Fitzroy, the captain of 'The Beagle' and his passenger Charles Darwin. It combines adventrure, emotion, ideas, humour and tragedy as well as illuminating the history of the 19th century. Fitzroy, the Christian Tory aristocrat, believed in the sanctity of the individual, but his beliefs destroyed his career and he committed suicide. Darwin, the liberal minor cleric doubts the truth of the Bible and develops his theory of evolution which is brutal and unforgiving in human terms. The two friends became bitter enemies as Darwin destroyed everything Fitzroy stood for. This 2006 Headline Review Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780755302819 SKU: 1316002 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.