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The Resource Bone china, Laura Purcell

Bone china, Laura Purcell

Label
Bone china
Title
Bone china
Statement of responsibility
Laura Purcell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm. Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last
Summary
Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment- convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last.
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10806531
Cataloging source
SALS
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Purcell, Laura
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Nurses
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Physicians
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Secrecy
  • Country homes
  • Superstition
  • Medical sciences
  • Caregivers
  • Families
  • Cornwall (England : County)
  • Cornwall (England : County)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bone china, Laura Purcell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide
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
000066104519
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
433 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526602527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1108690993
Label
Bone china, Laura Purcell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide
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
000066104519
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
433 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526602527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1108690993

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