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What's Bred in the Bone (Cornish Trilogy) Paperback – November 4, 1986
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It must be thirty years since I last read a Robertson Davies book. I had forgotten his curiously dated air, like a nineteenth-century novelist (Trollope perhaps) writing in the twentieth, full of detail and with ample diversions. But that is soon forgotten in an entertaining and often racy Bildungsroman, taking Francis from remote Blairlogie to boarding school and college in Toronto, and thence to Oxford. By the time he graduates, we are on page 284 of a 436-page novel, or exactly two-thirds of the way through. Hence the strange title, from an old proverb: "What's bred in the bone will not out of the flesh" -- the implication being that you cannot understand a person until you know his formation.Read more ›
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One of the best books I have ever read. I've read it four times and keep finding it more interesting. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Raymond Fortunato
This is the most charming and memorable book I have read all year. When I raved about it to those I thought would enjoy it, they all had read it and recalled it as one of their... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Petunia
I love this book and wanted a book that would reflect that. Perfect condition and love to look at it.Published on June 15, 2013 by Kelly O.
Robertson Davies was a treasure - a deceptively straightforward writer with surprising depths. His best books wildly entertain while evoking a time, and characters, with subtlety... Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by D.S. Cahr
Davies is a great technical writer, and artistically engaging. However, I have always found his novels to be either dull or filled with characters that I find totally... Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by Rumblefish
I avoided Robertson Davies for many years, and the only reason I read this one was that a friend asked me to read it aloud to him. I'm glad I did. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by S. J. Dunn
This is the second volume in the "Cornish" trilogy, but it mostly comes chronologically before the first volume, Rebel Angels. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Michael K. Smith
A must read for people who appreciate Robertson Davies. Davies' command of language and interesting ideas makes you feel that almost every sentence is work of art! Read morePublished on April 5, 2011 by Dave