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James MacManus has worked in the newspaper business for 46 years. He is currently the Managing Director of the Times Literary Supplement.

He is the author of On the Broken Shore (The Language of the Sea, UK edition), and Ocean Devil: The Life and Legend of George Hogg which was made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers

His latest book, Black Venus, is a vivid novel of Charles Baudelaire and his lover Jeanne Duval, the Haitian cabaret singer who inspired his most famous and controversial poems, set in nineteenth-century Paris. Duckworth will publish the UK edition of Black Venus on February 27th 2014.The UK edition follows the successful launch of the novel in the US by Thomas Dunne books of New York.


Average rating: 3.38 · 221 ratings · 68 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Black Venus
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Language of the Sea: A ...
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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On the Broken Shore
2.65 of 5 stars 2.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Sleep in Peace Tonight
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — expected publication 2014 — 2 editions
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Ocean Devil: The life and l...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Sleep in Peace Tonight
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015
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