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Paperback:The Walworth beauty The Walworth beauty
Author: Roberts, Michele
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: FICTION
Category: Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408883426
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.


Still waiting for the supposed spirits from the past, I have to admit I gave up the ghost about one third in.
Barking Boy
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