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The fatal tree, Jake Arnott

Label
The fatal tree
Title
The fatal tree
Statement of responsibility
Jake Arnott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Newgate Gaol, 1726. An anonymous writer sets down the words of Edgworth Bess as she confides the adventures and misfortunes that led her all too soon to the judgement of London: Cruelly deceived, Bess is cast out onto the streets of the wicked city - and by nightfall her ruin is already certain. What matters now is her survival of it. In that dangerous underworld known in thieves' cant as Romeville, she will learn new tricks and trades. And all begins with her fateful meeting, that very first night, with the corrupt thief-taker general Jonathan Wild. But it is the infamous gaol-breaker, Jack Sheppard, who will lay Romeville at her feet ...Drawing on the true story that mesmerised eighteenth-century society, the acclaimed author of The Long Firm delivers a tour de force: a riveting, artful tale of crime and rough justice, love and betrayal. Rich in the street slang of the era, it vividly conjures up a murky world of illicit dens and molly-houses; a world where life was lived on the edge, in the shadow of that fatal tree - the gallows
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Arnott, Jake
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheppard, Jack
  • Wild, Jonathan
  • Lyon, Elizabeth
  • Newgate (Prison : London, England)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Organized crime
  • Criminals
  • Crime
  • Women prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Criminals
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The fatal tree, Jake Arnott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-336)
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
000059680600
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781473637740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953598827
Label
The fatal tree, Jake Arnott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-336)
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
000059680600
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781473637740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953598827

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