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The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse

Label
The taxidermist's daughter
Title
The taxidermist's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kate Mosse
Title variation
taxidermists daughter
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At seventeen, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it is all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed animals that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hand pick up a flint. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead
Summary
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to walk. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At twenty-two, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it contains all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed birds that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man. The string of events that led to the museum's closure are never spoken of and an accident has robbed Connie of any memory of those days. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hands holding a garotte. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible - and why the incident is causing memories to surface from her own vanished years. Does she know the figure she sees watching from the marshes? Who is the mysterious caller that leaves a note without being seen? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Blackthorn House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471068
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Mosse, Kate
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Secrecy
  • Taxidermists
  • Sussex (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard format edition originally published: London: Orion Books, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
452 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471294617
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781471294617
  • (OCoLC)914160573
Label
The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard format edition originally published: London: Orion Books, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
452 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471294617
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781471294617
  • (OCoLC)914160573

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