What's Bred in the Bone Author:Robertson Davies "What's bred in the bone comes out in the flesh, says the old proverb, and what was bred in Francis Cornish -- born to a wealthy, patrician family in a small Ottawa Valley town -- shaped a life that caused tremors in the international art world. To most Canadians, Francis was simply the eccentric artist son of the well-connected Cornish... more »es, the one who had chosen not to be associated with its trusts and business enterprises.
To the obituary writers, he was an art expert and collector of international renown. To Colonel Copplestone, Francis was a promising player in the Great Game of secret intelligence work. And to his nephew, Arthur, and his disappointed biographer, Simon Darcourt, Francis was a mystery, a man involved in much more than met the eye.« less
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I love the way this guy writes, but this book often seemed like something I've already read. The style is unique and the characters are interesting but often creepy. If you look this author, you will like this book.
Celebrated author Robertson Davies tells the story of the hidden events in the life an art expert and collector of international renown. Newsweek said, "This is literary sleuthwork at its most inspired - scholarly enough for a purist and radiating a rare degree of human sympathy."