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The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse

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The taxidermist's daughter
Title
The taxidermist's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kate Mosse
Title variation
taxidermists daughter
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Language
eng
Summary
Joining her fellow English villagers in a misty churchyard on St. Mark's Eve, a taxidermist's daughter reflects on the mysterious downfall of her father's once-famous museum before discovering the body of a stranger whose death unlocks dark memories
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?
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Cataloging source
AZZPT
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.O884
LC item number
T39 2016
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse
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Originally published: Great Britain : Orion Books, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20527183
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First William Morrow edition.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780062402158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933727533
  • (OCoLC)933727533
Label
The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Orion Books, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20527183
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First William Morrow edition.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780062402158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933727533
  • (OCoLC)933727533

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