Blackfriars - Matthew Plampin
This is a story based on real events. In January 1862, Frederick Leyland, director of the National Telephone Company and one of the wealthiest men in England, mysteriously died on the platform at Blackfriars…
Matthew Plampin read English and History of Art at the University of Birmingham and then completed a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He now lectures on nineteenth-century art and architecture. Plampin is the author of four previous novels, The Street Philosopher, The Devil’s Acre, Illumination and Will & Tom. His fifth novel Mrs Whistler is published in May 2018. He lives in London with his wife and son.
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