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The Resource Hear no evil, Sarah Smith

Hear no evil, Sarah Smith

Label
Hear no evil
Title
Hear no evil
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the burgeoning industrial city of Glasgow in 1817 Jean Campbell - a young, deaf woman - is witnessed throwing a child into the River Clyde from the Old Bridge. No evidence is yielded from the river. Unable to communicate with their silent prisoner, the authorities move Jean to the decaying Edinburgh Tolbooth in order to prise the story from her. The High Court calls in Robert Kinniburgh, a talented teacher from the Deaf & Dumb Institution, in the hope that he will interpret for them and determine if Jean is fit for trial. If found guilty she faces one of two fates; death by hanging or incarceration in an insane asylum. Through a process of trial and error, Robert and Jean manage to find a rudimentary way of communicating with each other. As Robert gains her trust, Jean confides in him, and Robert begins to uncover the truth, moving uneasily from interpreter to investigator, determined to clear her name before it is too late. Based on a landmark case in Scottish legal history Hear No Evil is a richly atmospheric exploration of nineteenth-century Edinburgh and Glasgow at a time when progress was only on the horizon. A time that for some who were silenced could mean paying the greatest price
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Sarah
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • Trials (Infanticide)
  • Infanticide
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Deaf
  • Sign language
  • People with disabilities
  • Prejudices
  • Deaf women
  • Murder
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Hear no evil, Sarah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Who will give voice to a woman who cannot hear?"-- on cover
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
000070107839
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529369106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1282257167
Label
Hear no evil, Sarah Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Who will give voice to a woman who cannot hear?"-- on cover
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
000070107839
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529369106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1282257167

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