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The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel

Gatiss, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0743257057 / ISBN 13: 9780743257053
Published by Simon & Schuster Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition..

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Edwardian London. It is a world that seems familiar to us: Hansom cabs rattling through fog-choked streets, gin-swilling aesthetes rubbing shoulders with movers and shakers of British Imperial grandeur. And beneath the confident facade, naturally, an underworld of sinister Tongs, crazed anarchists, murder, and seething vice. So much for the familiar picture of comforting Victoriana. But this is the world of Lucifer Box and nothing is quite as it first appears. Lucifer Box is the most fashionable portrait painter of his day: trading bon mots with the best of them and ruthlessly exploiting his talent and dandified beauty to enter every level of this intriguing society. From his elegant townhouse at Number 9 Downing Street (well, someone has to live there...) to his vast studio in Chelsea, from the snow-choked streets of Tsarist St petersburg to the sun-bleached hotels of Mentone, life is one long, dazzling party. Of course, leading a double life is terribly fashionable and Lucifer Box is not to be outdone. For what Box's fashionable circle would never believe is that their witty, cheerfully bisexual friend is also a secret agent...

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Mark Gatiss is the author of several succesful Dr Who novels. He is perhaps best known as one of the creators, writers and stars of the hit BBC television programme, The League of Gentlemen.

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