The Taxidermist's Daughter (Hardback)
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The Taxidermist's Daughter (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 11/09/2014

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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 walk. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At twenty-two, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it contains all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed birds that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man. The string of events that led to the museum's closure are never spoken of and an accident has robbed Connie of any memory of those days. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hands holding a garotte. 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 - and why the incident is causing memories to surface from her own vanished years. Does she know the figure she sees watching from the marshes? Who is the mysterious caller that leaves a note without being seen? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Blackthorn House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop? The Taxidermist's Daughter is the stunning new novel from the multi-million copy bestselling author, Kate Mosse.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409153757
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 704 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 39 mm

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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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