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Birdcage walk

Birdcage walk

Dunmore, Helen, 1952-2017, author

It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzy 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 200ft drop of the Gorge come under threat

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Historical fiction. Large type books. Historical.
Published Oxford: ISIS, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 178541464X, 9781785414640
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Hutchinson.
Physical Description: 1 volume (large print) ; 24 cm
Subject: Bristol (England) History 18th century Fiction.

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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 an atmosphere of public and private violence, resistance and terror, Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens until she finds herself dangerously alone...