Madame Burova

Madame Burova

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 17/03/2022
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Synopsis

Madame Burova - Tarot Reader, Palmist and Clairvoyant is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront after fifty years. Imelda Burova has spent a lifetime keeping other people's secrets and her silence has come at a price. She has seen the lovers and the liars, the angels and the devils, the dreamers and the fools. Her cards had unmasked them all and her cards never lied. But Madame Burova is weary of other people's lives, their ghosts from the past and other people's secrets, she needs rest and a little piece of life for herself. Before that, however, she has to fulfill a promise made a long time ago. She holds two brown envelopes in her hand, and she has to deliver them. In London, it is time for another woman to make a fresh start. Billie has lost her university job, her marriage, and her place in the world when she discovers something that leaves her very identity in question. Determined to find answers, she must follow a trail which might just lead right to Madame Burova's door. In a story spanning over fifty years, Ruth Hogan conjures a magical world of 1970s holiday camps and seaside entertainers, eccentrics, heroes and villains, the lost and the found. Young people, with their lives before them, make choices which echo down the years. And a wall of death rider is part of a love story which will last through time.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781529373332
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm

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Madame Burova
An interesting, engaging and at times a challenging read
I found Madame Burova to be an interesting, engaging and at times a challenging read. The author tackled some hard-hitting issues and did so with great car... READ MORE
Zoe Sadler
Madame Burova
A pure gem!
Our reading group read Ruth’s ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ as one of its first books and it has remained at or near the top of our leader board ever since. ... READ MORE
Shirleyval
Madame Burova
Loved reading it, didn't want it to end
I had read one of Hogan's previous books and it was OK, but only OK. I found Madame Burova to be an interesting, engaging and at times a challenging read. ... READ MORE
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