From the Publisher:
When a famous author dies and the manuscript he was working on mysteriously disappears, his daughter is commissioned to write a biography of her beloved father. But as she begins to piece together her research, it soon becomes clear that Gerald Candless was not all he appeared to be.
Barbara Vine: The Chimney Sweeper's Boy. Penguin, ISBN: 0140272348 (March, 1999), 448 p., £6.99