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Jessica Warner gets a British rave

Jessica Warner’s The Incendiary, a look at a would-be terrorist in 1770s Britain, comes in for a glowing review in the U.K.’s The Guardian. Reviewer Ian Pindar writes that “Somehow Warner has turned this utterly dispiriting tale into one of resilient good humour and dogged endeavour, so that Aitken’s death strikes us as deeply regrettable, despite his utter disrespect for human life. However, the real pleasure of this book comes from Warner’s lively and fluid style.” Look not for the title The Incendiary, though — British publisher Profile has gone with John the Painter. (McClelland & Stewart has published the book here in Canada.)

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Click here for the Guardian review of John the Painter (née The Incendiary)