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The Walworth beauty

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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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Arcade Free Library FIC ROBER (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300419959
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050 4. ‡aPR6068.O155 ‡bW35 2017
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1001 . ‡aRoberts, Michèle, ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe Walworth beauty / ‡cMichèle Roberts.
264 1. ‡aLondon, UK : ‡bBloomsbury Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, ‡c2017.
264 4. ‡c©2017
300 . ‡a389 pages ; ‡c23 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
520 . ‡a2011: 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.
650 0. ‡aDomestic fiction.
651 0. ‡aWalworth (London, England) ‡vFiction.
651 0. ‡aLondon (England) ‡xHistory ‡y1800-1950 ‡vFiction.
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2gsafd
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aocn962355589 ‡bOCoLC ‡c567911 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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