About this book
The paperback edition of the acclaimed follow-up to "The Observations". The elderly Harriet Baxter relates the story of her acquaintance with Ned Gillepsie, a talented artist who never achieved the fame she maintains he deserved. Set in Glasgow in the 1880s. 'In "Gillespie & I", Harris has pulled off the only too rare double whammy, a Booker-worthy novel that I want to read again.' Daisy Goodwin, "Sunday Times"
Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when tragedy strikes the promise and certainties of this world all too rapidly disintegrate into mystery and deception...
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