Wishlist Wednesday: The Street Philosopher, Matthew Plampin

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

The Street Philopsher Matthew Plampin cover
Ambitious young journalist Thomas Kitson arrives at the battlefields of the Crimea as the London Courier's man on the ground. It is a dangerous place, full of the worst horrors of war but Kitson is determined to make his mark. Under the tutelage of his hard-bitten Irish boss Cracknell, and assisted by artist Robert Styles, he sets about exposing the incompetence of the army generals. Two years later, as Sebastopol burns, Thomas returns to England under mysterious circumstances. Desperate to forget the atrocities of the Crimea, he takes a job as a 'street philosopher', a society writer reporting on the gossip of the day. But on the eve of the great Art Treasures Exhibition, as Manchester prepares to welcome Queen Victoria, Thomas's past returns to haunt him in the most horrifying way...

This book caught my eye due to the title. While reading the synopsis I was intrigued with the meaning of the title. I had to put this book on my wishlist.
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Dani Cotton
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08 May, 2013 delete

Sounds interesting. It's not a book that I think I'd usually pick up, but it has definitely piqued my interest, so I might check it out.

Dani
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08 May, 2013 delete

I like the sound of this book- very mysterious looking. Hope you get to read it soon.

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b_ls
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08 May, 2013 delete

Sounds interesting. I haven't heard of it before. I hope you get it soon!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/wishlist-wednesday.html

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