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My great grandfather’s book scandalous novel, ‘The Wager’ caused an enormous stir upon its initial release in 1919. The book’s content invited comparisons in The Times to ‘the depravities of Wilde, absent his wit’. A modern audience may better appreciate it's follies.
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The Wager – Chapter 2 – ‘Two Visits, Two Mistakes’
Jul 1, 2014
Download: Chapter 2 I was almost honoured to be approached by Skellig Historical Society after reading the first chapter of great grandfather’s once notorious, now sadly novel. As you are perhaps aware, great grandfather was one of Skellig’s most generous benefactors, having been fascinated all his life by the history and unique culture of islands. […]