Watson's Apology: A Novel

Watson's Apology: A Novel
Author: Beryl Bainbridge
Language English
Pages: 224
ISBN10: 0786709359
Genre: Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.31
ISBN13: 9780786709359
Published: August 12th 2001 by Da Capo Press

After nearly thirty years of marriage, a Victorian clergyman, John Selby Watson, bludgeons his wife to death one Sunday afternoon after church. In this compelling tale by award-winning novelist Beryl Bainbridge, the seemingly ordinary history of their marriage unfolds until it climaxes in a sudden brutal act and a headline-grabbing trial.

As true to the documented facts of this actual case as to the workings of her singular imagination, Bainbridge artfully reveals what history withholds: the motives, feelings, and insanity that drive the Watsons to their domestic tragedy.