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The Resource The corset, Laura Purcell

The corset, Laura Purcell

Label
The corset
Title
The corset
Statement of responsibility
Laura Purcell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted with the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets teenage seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another theory: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread. For Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations - of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses - will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted?
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Summary
When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread--because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692717
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell, Laura
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Phrenology
  • Dressmakers
  • Socialites
Target audience
adult
Label
The corset, Laura Purcell
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
000064169373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408889602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029205572
Label
The corset, Laura Purcell
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
000064169373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408889602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029205572

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