The Birth of a Detective: 'Arthur and George'

Detail from the cover of 'Arthur and George'

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An infamous case of wrongful conviction — which took the efforts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to resolve — is the subject of the new novel from Julian Barnes.

Arthur and George vividly details how the lives of two utter strangers intersected in what was known as "the Great Wyrley Outrages" 100 years ago.

In the process, Barnes weaves in echoes of the modern world.

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by Julian Barnes

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