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eBook Four Last Things ePub

by William Palmer

  • ISBN: 0436360519
  • Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: William Palmer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Secker & Warburg (August 12, 1996)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1590 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1867 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 222

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William Palmer is the author of five novels, The Good Republic, Leporello, The Contract, The Pardon of Saint Anne and The India House, and a collection of short stories, Four Last Things. He was awarded a Travelling Scholarship by the Society of Authors in 1997.

William Palmer is the author of five novels, The Good Republic, Leporello, The Contract, The Pardon of Saint Anne and The India House, and a collection of short stories, Four Last Things. A book of poems, The Island Rescue, won the Collection Prize at the Listowel Writers' Week festival in Ireland in 2006.

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In Christian eschatology, the Four Last Things or four last things of man (Latin: quattuor novissima) are Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell, the four last stages of the soul in life and the afterlife. Traditionally, the sermons preached on the four Sundays of Advent were on the Four Last Things.

Four Last Things is a collection of short stories, a brilliant collection of short stories. There is nothing of the occasional here, nothing of the secondary, these short fictions rank not just with William Palmer's own novels but with the best work in this medium over the last fifty years.

Best-selling medical thriller author and physician. 4. To take it one day at time.

William Palmer was born in 1945 and was educated at schools in England and Wales. During the 1960s and 70s he lived in London and the Midlands and worked at a bewildering variety of jobs. William Palmer's enjoyable novel is set in 1956, and has some similarities with that year's great theatrical event, John Osborne's Look Back In Anger. As with Osborne, the spectre of dying colonialism looms as Mrs Covington, a former grand lady of the Raj, lives in isolation in 'The India House' with her daughter, Julia, who is being kept in a state of innocence - which, inevitably, is shattered by the encroaching world.

If Palmer has any faults as a writer they likely mirror what I assume to be. .Dense story line; lots of medical detail. Really great medical mystery.

If Palmer has any faults as a writer they likely mirror what I assume to be his real life faults: a physician who specializes in drug and alcohol addiction (although I think that is redundant, alcohol IS a drug, after all), all of his books invariably include not just an alcoholic or three but there is always at least one or more characters. Lotsa' pages so they last awhile-well, a few days anyway. Michael Palmer is the best at this type of book! Don't miss this one! Reminds me of today's healthcare dilemmas.

William Palmer (6 August 1824 – 14 June 1856), also known as the Rugeley Poisoner or the Prince of Poisoners, was an English doctor found guilty of murder in one of the most notorious cases of the 19th century. Charles Dickens called Palmer "the greatest villain that ever stood in the Old Bailey". Palmer was convicted for the 1855 murder of his friend John Cook, and was executed in public by hanging the following year.