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The Walworth Beauty

The Walworth Beauty

Author: Michèle Roberts
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
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From the Booker-shortlisted author comes a sensuous, evocative novel exploring the lives of women in Victorian London, for fans of Sarah Waters, Emma Donoghue and Kate Atkinson
2011- When Madeleine loses her job as a lecturer, she decides to leave her riverside flat in cobbled Stew Lane, where history never feels far away, and move to Apricot Place. Yet here too, in this quiet Walworth cul-de-sac, she senses the past encroaching- a shifting in the atmosphere, a current of unseen life.
1851- and Joseph Benson has been employed by Henry Mayhew to help research his articles on the working classes. A family man with mouths to feed, Joseph is tasked with coaxing testimony from prostitutes. Roaming the Southwark streets, he is tempted by brothels ' promises of pleasure and as he struggles with his assignment, he seeks answers in Apricot Place, where the enigmatic Mrs Dulcimer runs a boarding house.
As these entwined stories unfold, alive with the sensations of London past and present, the two eras brush against each other a breath at Madeleine 's neck, a voice in her head the murmurs of ghosts echoing through time. Rendered in immediate, intoxicating prose, The Walworth Beauty is a haunting tale of desire and exploitation, isolation and loss, and the faltering search for human connection; this is Mich le Roberts at her masterful best.
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General Fields

  • : 9781408883426
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : April 2018
  • : --- length: - '7.795' width: - '5.079' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michèle Roberts
  • : Paperback
  • : 618
  • : 823.92
  • : 400