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The Walworth beauty
The Walworth beauty
Roberts, Michèle2018
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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.
Main title:
The Walworth beauty / Michèle Roberts.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
Collation:
389 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2017.
ISBN:
9781408883426 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FICTIONF
Language:
English
BRN:
2651592
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