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Roger S Oldfield has commented on (1) product.

Arthur and George (Vintage International) by Julian Barnes
Arthur and George (Vintage International)

Roger S Oldfield, January 24, 2012

It's a very fine novel. As an expert on the Edalji family, though, I spent the whole time thinking about the extent to which it reflects the historical record. There are points at which it departs deliberately from actual events, and there are points at which there are (I think) unwitting distortions and mistakes. For a critique of the book in these terms see my 'Outrage: The Edalji Five and the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes', Vanguard Press. The book is the first to set the case of George Edalji in the wider context of the experiences of the Edalji family as a whole, a subject which Julian Barnes did not research in detail. The website is outrage-rogeroldfield.co.uk.
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