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The Resource The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts

The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts

Label
The Walworth beauty
Title
The Walworth beauty
Statement of responsibility
Michèle Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
After moving to Walworth outside London in 2011, a woman’s life becomes obsessed with local history, particularly that of a man who interviewed prostitutes in the same area in 1851, in a novel by the author of Daughters of the House
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10611630
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Michèle
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walworth (London, England)
  • London (England)
  • Women
  • Women
  • England
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn962355589
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781408883396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962355589
Label
The Walworth beauty, Michèle Roberts
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn962355589
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781408883396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962355589

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