MRS ENGELS – GAVIN McCREA (SCRIBE)



SHORTLISTED for this year’s Desmond Elliott Prize, Gavin McCrea’s novel is narrated by Irishwoman Lizzie Burns (an actual historical figure), the longtime partner of socialist philosopher, Frederick Engels. The Dublin-born author weaves factual details from history into the narrative, but has to imagine most of the story as the illiterate Lizzie left no records about... Read more »

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