The Resource The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse

The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse

Label
The taxidermist's daughter
Title
The taxidermist's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kate Mosse
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to walk. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At twenty-two, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it contains all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed birds that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man. The string of events that led to the museum's closure are never spoken of and an accident has robbed Connie of any memory of those days. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hands holding a garotte. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible - and why the incident is causing memories to surface from her own vanished years. Does she know the figure she sees watching from the marshes? Who is the mysterious caller that leaves a note without being seen? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Blackthorn House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop?
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mosse, Kate
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychological fiction
  • Secrets
  • Secrecy
  • Taxidermists
  • Taxidermists
Label
The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In death there can be beauty" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053359653
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781409153764
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)890177170
Label
The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse
Publication
Note
"In death there can be beauty" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053359653
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781409153764
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)890177170

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
    • Malabar Community LibraryBorrow it
      1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 2036, AU
      -33.962293 151.245961
    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
Processing Feedback ...