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Birdcage Walk

Birdcage Walk (Hardback)

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It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Soon his plans for a magnificent terrace built above the two-hundred-foot drop of the Gorge come under threat. Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants. In a tense drama of public and private violence, resistance and terror, Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens until she finds herself dangerously alone.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 23/03/2017 ISBN-13: 9780091959401  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Helen Dunmore is the author of fourteen novels. Her first, Zennor in Darkness, explored the events which led to D.H. Lawrence's expulsion from Cornwall (on suspicion of spying) during the First World War. It won the McKitterick Prize. Her third novel, A Spell of Winter, won the inaugural Orange Prize, now the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Her bestselling novel The Siege, set during the Siege of Leningrad, was described by Antony Beevor as 'a world-class novel' and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year and the Orange Prize. Helen Dunmore's work has been translated into more than thirty languages and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Historical fiction is where my heart is, and Helen Dunmore is a master of the art. Birdcage Walk shows how huge events ripple through people's lives and pulls the political and personal together all within a taut claustrophobic set of relationships.

Gorgeous writing and an absorbing plot; curl up with it and enjoy!

Sarah, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 17/03/2017

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