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The Resource The house on Vesper Sands, Paraic O'Donnell

The house on Vesper Sands, Paraic O'Donnell

Label
The house on Vesper Sands
Title
The house on Vesper Sands
Statement of responsibility
Paraic O'Donnell
Title variation
house on Vesper Sands
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the winter of 1893, and in London the snow is falling. It is falling as Gideon Bliss seeks shelter in a Soho church, where he finds Angie Tatton lying before the altar. His one-time love is at death's door, murmuring about brightness and black air, and about those she calls the Spiriters. In the morning she is gone. The snow is falling as a seamstress climbs onto a ledge above Mayfair, a mysterious message stitched into her own skin. It is falling as she steadies herself and closes her eyes. It is falling, too, as her employer, Lord Strythe, vanishes into the night, watched by Octavia Hillingdon, a restless society columnist who longs to uncover a story of real importance. She and Gideon will soon be drawn into the same mystery, each desperate to save Angie and find out the truth about Lord Strythe. Their paths will cross as the darkness gathers, and will lead them at last to what lies hidden at the house on Vesper Sands
Summary
In Victorian London, poor women are vanishing, and rumours abound of a shadowy gang known as the Spiriters. In the unfamiliar streets of Soho, Gideon Bliss sets out in search of his lost love. From a ledge above Mayfair a seamstress jumps to her death, a mysterious message stitched into her own skin. Nearby, her aristocratic employer makes an abrupt exit from a gala ball, with society columnist Octavia Hillingdon in pursuit. And on the sullen Kent shore, as the darkness gathers, secrets lie hidden at the house on Vesper Sands.
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10772191
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Donnell, Paraic
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winter
  • Missing persons
  • Winter
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The house on Vesper Sands, Paraic O'Donnell
Instantiates
Publication
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
000063963173
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781474600408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)994414262
Label
The house on Vesper Sands, Paraic O'Donnell
Publication
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
000063963173
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781474600408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)994414262

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