The Deprat Affair Roger Osbourne Jonathan Cape 1999


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The Deprat Affair by Roger Osbourne

A story of Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China. A straightforward case of scientific fraud; a conspiracy of envoy and revenge against a brilliant young scientist; or the destruction of one individual for a "crime" that was never committed ? The story centres on one compelling individual-Jacques Deprat. En route to a golden future as one of France’s greatest geologists, he is suddenly accused of fraud and plunged into a desperate fight to save his reputation. Convicted of placing European fossils among samples collected in Indo-China, he is dismissed from his job, and expelled from the Societe Geologique de France. Thrown out of the science to which he has given everything, he re-invents himself, changes his name, and begins not one, but two fascinating lives-each as extraordinary and colourful as the one he left behind. And even in the manner of his premature death, Deprat proved his ability to shake the world.


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  • Publisher Jonathan Cape, London; 1999
  • Dark Blue Cloth Hardback, 244 pp
  • Size 220 x 140mm, 700g
  • ISBN 0 224 05295 0

Condition: Very Good – Very Good Unclipped DJ, No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy

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