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Birdcage walk / Helen Dunmore.

Birdcage walk / Helen Dunmore.
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ISBN 9780091959418 (paperback)
9780091959401 (hardback)
Author Dunmore, Helen, 1952-2017 author.
Title Birdcage walk / Helen Dunmore.
Publisher/Date London : Hutchinson, 2017.
©2017
Pagination etc. 406 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Soon his plans for a magnificent terrace built above the two-hundred-foot drop of the Gorge come under threat. Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants. In a tense drama of public and private violence, resistance and terror, Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens until she finds herself dangerously alone.
Subject Bristol (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F DUNM
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