Quick Pick: November 4, 2016

valiant gentlemenValiant Gentlemen by Sabina Murray

A humorous, delightful, and sometimes sad novel about the four decades of adventures and friendship between real-life historical figures Roger Casement, famed Irish patriot, and his closest friend, Herbert Ward. Starting with their time together in the Congo up through their differences in opinion politically during¬†WWI that broke their friendship, this is one of the year’s most wonderful novels, and the one I would most like to see picked to be a television series. The banter between the two friends is laugh out loud funny. It’s going to be in my top ten for 2016, for sure.

 

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