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ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY


Historical Fiction

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“The story covers friendship, sex, the love one has for one’s country, family love and true love … Would I recommend it? Yes indeed!”



Claire Ridgway,

history blogger and author


England 1745.

Poet and Master Wig-Maker to the great and the good of London society, Wildish is a man whose ambition is to enjoy life to the full. Yet already events beyond his control have begun to impinge upon his dissolute life. The heart of the nation is beating to the drums of war, and thousands of vengeful Jacobite soldiers from Scotland and France are about to converge upon the capital.

There is also the presence of Johanna: mysterious, enigmatic and vulnerable, a woman unlike any other he has ever known, and the inconvenient and yet increasingly agreeable sensation that he might be falling in love for the very first time.

A magical journey into the outrageous, libidinous world of Georgian England where reality and fantasy, romance and the occult combine in a comedy of epic intensity and poetic beauty.

The Georgian-era comedy novel WILDISH -

 a Story Concerning Different Kinds of Love

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The music of Handel features throughout the novel. A playlist of those pieces can be found here on YouTube.

For a special page of reading notes for this novel CLICK HERE

(Warning: contains spoilers)

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published, April 10, 2013)

Current ISBN-10: 1499347359  Paperback: 598 pages

Also on Kindle - ASIN: B00BVT4ANC

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Epic 18th-century romance full of fun, adult humour and adventure

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