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The Resource The conviction of Cora Burns, Carolyn Kirby

The conviction of Cora Burns, Carolyn Kirby

Label
The conviction of Cora Burns
Title
The conviction of Cora Burns
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Kirby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Birmingham, 1885: Cora Burns has always struggled to control the violence inside of her. Does this temperament come from the mother she never knew, a convict who gave birth to her in jail? Or is Cora a product of her harsh upbringing in the workhouse, where her only light was a girl named Alice Salt, so like Cora that they were almost sisters. Just released from Birmingham Gaol, Cora sets out to find Alice. But her memories of Alice are hazy, entangled with the memories of a terrible crime: the murder of a little boy in the workhouse. Her sole clue is a bronze medal cut in half, engraved with the word SALT. Cora finds work as a servant in the home of Thomas Jerwood, a gentleman-scientist obsessed with the study of hereditary criminality. Here Cora befriends a young girl, Violet, who seems to be the subject of a living experiment into upbringing and character. But are there two identical girls called Violet? And is Jerwood also secretly studying Cora? As the secrets of her past unravel, Cora must decide if her own scarred nature is an unalterable product of biology or if she has the strength to change"--
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10779062
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirby, Carolyn
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6111.I732
LC item number
C66 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women ex-convicts
  • Children of criminals
  • Scientists
  • Secrecy
  • Nature and nurture
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The conviction of Cora Burns, Carolyn Kirby
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781945814846
Lccn
2018051980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049786287
  • (OCoLC)1049786287
Label
The conviction of Cora Burns, Carolyn Kirby
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781945814846
Lccn
2018051980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049786287
  • (OCoLC)1049786287

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