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Slammerkin - Virago Modern Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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'Strangers might remember a trip to see a girl hang, but who would spare a thought for the whos and hows and whys?'

At thirteen, Mary, the daughter of a poor seamstress, longs for fine clothes as her neighbours hunger for food and warmth. For the love of a gorgeous red ribbon she finds herself seduced into a life on the cold, dangerous streets of late 1700s London. Her saviour is Doll, a gaudy young woman who takes her under her wing. But Mary soon discovers that she can't escape her past and that people like her pay must pay dearly for yearnings not fitting to their class . . .

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844088201
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 586 g
Dimensions: 205 x 156 x 37 mm

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“Completely absorbing.”

This novel (based on some true events) had me completely absorbed from beginning to end.
It tells the tale of a young girl, Mary Saunders, living in London about two hundred years ago and her overwhelming need to... More

Paperback edition
12th April 2011
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SMBSLT

“I like it”

Mary Saunders is fourteen and knows already she does not want the life her mother has, she wants more. When she covets a red ribbon and approaches the seller she is attacked and the consequences that follow leads her... More

Paperback edition
18th January 2014
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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“ Fabulous! ”

A darkly compelling novel about the downfall of a young woman in eighteenth century London. Don't expect, rainbows, flower and happy endings but do expect gritty and realistic prose and an absorbing and moving... More

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