"A Vast Masquerade"

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:37pm -- Deborah

Prone to quarrel-picking and partial to red-heeled, thigh-high boots paired with an outsized dress sword, the tyrannical army surgeon Dr. James Barry had, it seems, a whole society full of conspirators.

Review of Michael du Preez's and Jeremy Dronfield's Dr. James Barry in the London Review of Books, 2 March 2017.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n05/deborah-cohen/a-vast-masquerade