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Paperback:The Walworth beauty The Walworth beauty
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Author: Roberts, Michele
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: FICTION
Category: Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408883426
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Originally published: 2017.
Additional information: 389 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Hardback:The Walworth beauty:2017
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2011: When Madeleine loses her job as a lecturer, she decides to leave her riverside flat in cobbled Stew Lane, where history never feels far away and move to Apricot Place. Yet here too, in this quiet Walworth cul-de-sac, she senses the past encroaching: a shifting in the atmosphere, a current of unseen life. 1851: Joseph Benson has been employed by Henry Mayhew to help research his articles on the working classes. A family man with mouths to feed, Joseph is tasked with coaxing testimony from prostitutes. Roaming the Southwark streets, he is tempted by brothels' promises of pleasure - and as he struggles with his assignment, he seeks answers in Apricot Place, where the enigmatic Mrs Dulcimer runs a boarding house. As these entwined stories unfold, alive with the sensations of London past and present, the two eras brush against each other.

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Still waiting for the supposed spirits from the past, I have to admit I gave up the ghost about one third in.
05/01/21
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