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The Quality of Mercy by Barry Unsworth.. Sacred Hunger author’s long awaited sequel features familiar characters in this powerhouse of an historical novel. A moral force, Unsworth. Fine reading.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Unsworth's writing is as rich and authoritative as ever, his eye for the period detail as judicious."

The Guardian

"It’s been a long time coming – 19 years in fact – but Unsworth’s sequel to the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger is better late than never. Coming from one of our most eminent historical novelists, it makes both a satisfying addendum and a successful stand-alone novel."

The Telegraph

Author bio: Barry Unsworth, who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker finalist for Pascali's Island and Morality Play, and was long-listed for the Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel. His other works include The Songs of the Kings, After Hannibal, Losing Nelson, and Land of Marvels. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (294 pp. Empathistorical: Kindle/Print editions)

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