The Quickening Maze

The Quickening Maze
by Adam Foulds
2009 / 259 pages
Rating 9.5   (upped that on second reading)

Fascinating fiction dealing with Alfred Lord Tennyson’s relationship with Doctor Matthew Allen and his sanitorium in Epping Fields where John Clare stayed, among others and including Tennyson’s brother.    The book is divided into 6 sections starting with Fall and continuing through about 18 months,  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter again.   This would be in the 1840s,  after Tennyson had published but before he was famous,  and when John Clare was having his troubles. >>>> MORE >>>> 

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