A fascinating, unusual and seductive historical novel by the bestselling author of The Long Firm.In a Parisian restaurant, Aleister Crowley, the notorious occultist, chances on Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald: once one of the greatest heroes of the British Empire, now facing ruin in a shocking scandal - and vulnerable to Crowley's curious offer of help. An extraordinary night of transgression and revelation ensues . . . Probing beneath the surface of Victorian conformity, this is an enthralling tale of imperialism, sexuality and the nature of belief, which captures a world on the brink of a brutal new era.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, None
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/01/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340922712