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The Green and the Gold

The Green and the Gold

A Novel of Andrew Marvell: Spy, Politician, Poet

Christopher Peachment

Thomas Dunne Books

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In The Green and the Gold, his second historical novel, Christopher Peachment introduces us to Andrew Marvell, the beguiling 17th century poet and writer of "To His Coy Mistress", also a spy and politician. Marvell delightfully captured in his metaphysical poetry every aspect of love lost and gained. And yet, ironically, the man himself was a solitary figure whose reflections and tremendous insight allowed beauty to spill from an otherwise lonely existence. Peachment's Marvell allows us to witness those aspects of his life that we never would glean from history alone, as we follow him throughout his childhood, his travels in Europe, his firsthand experiences of the Cromwellian Civil War, and his endless battle between a deep-seated suspicion of women and a passionate yearning for them.

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“A nice diversion: second-novelist Peachment (Caravaggio, 2003) writes in a credible approximation of 17th-century prose and gives fresh insight into a fascinating character in a turbulent age.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Christopher Peachment

Christopher Peachment worked as a stage manager at the Royal Court and many other theatres in England before turning to journalism. In the 1980s, he was a film editor for Time Out magazine in London, later becoming Deputy Literary Editor and Arts Editor for The (London) Times. He lives in Hoxton, London.

Christopher Peachment

Christopher Peachment

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