Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices

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Baker & Taylor
An old man is pushed to his death from a skyscraper in 1960s New York. He is Virgil D. Everett, a pharmaceutical tycoon, supporter of the radical right, manuscript collector and father of sorts of the contraception pill. Who did it and why? Part mystery,part comedy of manners.Julian Ramsay, the chronicler of the distinguished Lampitt family, witnesses the effects of such events as pharmaceutical tycoon Virgil D. Everett's murder and a Catholic scientist's unwitting development of the Pill

Blackwell North Amer
In this delightful novel, part mystery and part comedy of manners, A. N. Wilson continues the strange tale of Julian Ramsay, chronicler of that distinguished literary family, the Lampitts.
The story opens in the mid-1960s on a note of gruesome drama, as an aged man is pushed to his death from a Manhattan skyscraper. The victim is the fabulously wealthy Virgil D. Everett, pharmaceutical tycoon, lawyer, political activist, and collector of the manuscripts known as the Lampitt Papers. Does Everett's murder have anything to do with his ownership of these papers?
Over thirty years later, actor and Lampitt biographer Julian Ramsay finds himself in New York with his "One Man Show" about Lampitt's life and experiences. Ramsay's recollections take us on a fascinating journey back to the late 196Os, encompassing America, England, and Italy at a time of groundbreaking scientific research and intense theological debate. It is a journey that may reveal the secret to Everett's death and, ultimately, the true content of the Lampitt Papers.

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Julian Ramsay, the chronicler of the distinguished Lampitt family, witnesses the effects of such events as pharmaceutical tycoon Virgil D. Everett's murder and a Catholic scientist's unwitting development of the Pill. By the author of The Vicar of Sorrows.

Publisher: New York : Norton, 1996
ISBN: 9780393038750
0393038750
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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