The Taxidermist's Daughter (CD-Audio)
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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 17, 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.

While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible, but finds herself under suspicion. Is Constantia who she seems - is she the victim of circumstances or are more sinister forces at work? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Gifford House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop?

Told over one summer, THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER is the haunting new novel from the bestselling author of LABYRINTH, SEPULCHRE, CITADEL and THE WINTER GHOSTS.

Read by Clare Corbett

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409153849
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 139 x 136 x 24 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

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“A Gorgeous Gothic Tale”

Not many modern writers have managed to recreate the feel and tension of a really good gothic novel, but Kate Mosse channels the best of them to produce The Taxidermist's Daughter which was just a stunning work... More

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“Captivating!”

The Taxidermist's Daughter is a carefully woven tale of Gothic fiction. Mosse perfectly captures the atmosphere of a Sussex village in 1912, with its superstitions and secrets. The story slowly unfolds, releasing... More

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“Maybe just one for fans?”

This is the first book that I have read by Kate Mosse and, on my impression of this one, I am unlikely to read any others.

Whilst this is not the first time that I have read a book and judged it to be unnecessarily... More

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