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An almond for a parrot, Wray Delaney

Label
An almond for a parrot
Title
An almond for a parrot
Statement of responsibility
Wray Delaney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I would like to make myself the heroine of this story - an innocent victim led astray. But alas sir, I would be lying...' London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It's a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror's assistant, to celebrated courtesan at her stepmother's Fairy House, the notorious house of ill-repute where decadent excess is a must...Tully was once the talk of the town. Now, with the best seats at Newgate already sold in anticipation of her execution, her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who can help her avoid the gallows. She is Tully Truegood. Orphan, whore, magician's apprentice. Murderer?
Summary
A woman in prison describes her life story growing up on the backstreets of 18th-century London where she was trained to be a courtesan at her stepmotherā€™s Fairy House before a magician discovers she has powers similar to his own
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549419
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delaney, Wray
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magicians
  • Newgate (Prison : London, England)
  • Women prisoners
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Women prisoners
  • Courtesans
  • Newgate (Prison : London, England)
  • Prostitutes
  • Orphans
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
An almond for a parrot, Wray Delaney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Wray Delaney is the pen name of Sally Gardner...this is her first adult novel"--Page [1]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058911234
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780008182564
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962356047
Label
An almond for a parrot, Wray Delaney
Publication
Note
"Wray Delaney is the pen name of Sally Gardner...this is her first adult novel"--Page [1]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058911234
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780008182564
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962356047

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