Except the Lord
Joyce Cary

Except the Lord

“This is not the history of political events but of a boy’s mind and soul.”

The second volume in the second trilogy in which Chestor Nimmo, the fiery politician of Prisoner of Grace, looks back on his life and especially on his childhood in Devon, how his father’s religious beliefs shaped his own moral and political creed and relates his first meeting with Nina…

Book Details:

  • Author: Joyce Cary
  • Published Year: 1953
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    • UK: Stratus
    • UK: Faber

Joyce Cary

Joyce Cary was born in 1888 into an old Anglo-Irish family and educated at Clifton. He studied art, first in Edinburgh and then in Paris , before going up to Trinity College, Oxford, in 1909 to read law. On coming down he served as a Red Cross orderly in the Balkan War of 1912-13,the inspiration for Memoir of the Bobotes , before joining the Nigerian Political Service. He served in the Nigeria Regiment during the First World War, was wounded while fighting in the Cameroons, and returned to civil duty in Nigeria in 1917 as a district officer. His time in Africa provided the inspiration for h...
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  • "I consider a new Joyce Cary novel to be an event. I look forward to the announcement of the next from the moment I have finished the last."
    Elizabeth Bowen