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The Resource The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts

The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts

Label
The Walworth beauty
Title
The Walworth beauty
Statement of responsibility
Michèle Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a sensuous, evocative novel exploring the lives of women in Victorian London. 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, This is a haunting tale of desire and exploitation, isolation and loss, and the faltering search for human connection
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Michèle
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country homes
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
  • Interpersonal relations
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000043645918
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781408883402
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2008383320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962355589
Label
The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts
Publication
Copyright
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
000043645918
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781408883402
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2008383320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962355589

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