The Underground Man

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  • ENGLISH

    Language
  • 272

    Pages
  • 9780330349567

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  • 1 mm

    Width
  • 13 mm

    Height
  • 182 gram

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  • NEW

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  • PAPERBACK

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  • 9 JANUARY 1998

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    William John Cavendish Bentinck Scott, the fifth Duke of Portland, who died in 1879, was a singularly eccentric man. What sets him apart from other famous eccentrics is the fact that he had the wealth to indulge his manias to the fullest. Perhaps his greatest achievement was to have a vast network of underground tunnels built beneath his estate, from which, with his horses William John Cavendish Bentinck Scott, the fifth Duke of Portland, who died in 1879, was a singularly eccentric man. What sets him apart from other famous eccentrics is the fact that he had the wealth to...  Read More

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    Mick Jackson

    Mick Jackson (born 1960) is a British writer from England, best known for his novel The Underground Man (1997). The book, based on the life of William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and for the 1997 Whitbread Award for best first novel.
    Mick Jackson was born in 1960, in Great Harwood, Lancashire, and educated at Queen Elizabeths Grammar School, Blackburn.

    Jackson worked in local theatre, studied theatre arts at Dartington College of Arts, and played in a rock band called The Screaming Abdabs. In 1990, he enrolled in a creative writing course at the University of East Anglia, and began working on The Underground Man. He has been a full-time writer since 1995.

    He is best known for his novel The Underground Man (1997), based on the life of William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland. The book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and for the 1997 Whitbread Award for best first novel.

    Jacksons other works are the novels Five Boys (2002) and The Widows Tale (2010), and the short story collections Ten Sorry Tales (2006) and The Bears of England (2009). Under the pseudonym Kirkham Jackson, he wrote the screenplay for the 2004 television film Roman Road. He lives in Brighton.

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