The Walworth Beauty

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.
Publisher: London, UK : Bloomsbury Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781408883402
1408883406
9781408883396
1408883392
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 23 cm

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EscapesToBooks Feb 12, 2018

What if the membrane between the past and today was very thin and we could catch glimpses of what came before? An intriguing look at the space between then and now.

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