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An Exalted House

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George Burghess works in PR for a toy firm which has just been taken over by a corporation responsible for a factory fire which killed underage workers. Fearful for his job, he uses his skills to attempt clear the name of the company. The lies he tells vie with images of the fire victims, driving him close to breakdown. A woman squatting in a flat above his own is involved ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by SuperScript (first published June 25th 2007)
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Connie
Maltby's first published novel is an intelligent and incisive portrayal of the corruption inherent in the corporate system. His protagonist, George Burghess, is a self-centered and incompetent PR man who faces a crisis of conscience when he must "spin" the deaths of child laborers killed in a factory fire while making dolls for his company.

Burghess's chance at redemption arrives in the form of Gwen, a squatter living upstairs from him and outside the law. He must choose between his professional
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