The Mysterious, Astonishing and Remarkable Life of Victorian Surgeon James Barry.
James Miranda Barry was an innovative medical pioneer, radical humanitarian and flamboyant dandy who criss-crossed the British Empire during the nineteenth century. But Barry was not what he seemed. He courted controversy throughout his life - sexual scandal, a fiery temper, extravagant dress and rampant vegetarianism set him apart from his fellows. Yet all the while he concealed a secret that went right to the heart of his identity.
Rachel Holmes pursues Barry's tumultuous adventures across the globe, bringing alive this extraordinary Victorian who caused outrage wherever he went, yet defiantly lived a life that otherwise would have been denied him.