Synopses & Reviews
Growing up in 19th-century Edinburgh, Arthur is saddled with a dad who is a disgrace and a mum he wishes to protect. In his astonishment, his career as a sell-made man of letters brings him riches and fame. George, on the other hand, is irredeemably an outsider. A vicar's son from rural Staffordshire, he and his family are targeted in his boyhood by a poison-pen campaign. George grows up to become a solicitor, putting his faith in the value of British justice. Then crisis upsets the uneasy equilibrium of both men's lives. And from that point on their lives weave together in the most profound and surprising way, as each man becomes the other's salvation.