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Death and Deconstruction
Anne Fleming
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Death and Deconstruction

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John Charter is cajoled by his former wife Sophie into abandoning an Irish fishing trip and spending his leave investigating a series of hoaxes on the Coleridge an Other Romantic Poets society. The trial starts in Venice during their Byron and Shelley Tour of Italy, takes in the London Library and the Royal Institution and culminates in murder and mayhem during their acade ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 220 pages
Published April 13th 1999 by Thorndike Press (first published November 1st 1995)
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Simon Mcleish
Mar 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published on my blog here in October 1998.

Death and Deconstruction has a setting which probably seems excellent for a detective novel: the annual conference of a prestigious literary society full of eccentrics, the Coleridge and Other Romantic Poets Society (known to its members as the RPS but not using the full initials CORPS which is obviously intended as a joke). At a hotel near Norman Abbey (where Byron lived), a group of individuals with nothing in common but an obsession
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Anne Fleming is the author of five books: Pool-Hopping and Other Stories , shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award and the Governor General’s Award; the critically acclaimed novel, Anomaly ; Gay Dwarves of America , also shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson; poemw , a book of poems shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes’ Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; and The Goat , a novel for children. Her non-fict ...more