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Orphans of the Carnival
Author: Carol Birch

ISBN: 9781782119296
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 28 September 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.5 x 2.7
Description:
The dazzling new novel, evoking the strange and thrilling world of the Victorian carnival, from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Jamrach's Menagerie.

A life in the spotlight will keep anyone hidden.

Julia Pastrana is the singing and dancing marvel from Mexico, heralded on tours across nineteenth-century Europe as much for her talent as for her rather unusual appearance. Yet few can see past the thick hair that covers her: she is both the fascinating toast of a Governor's ball and the shunned, revolting, unnatural beast, to be hidden from children and pregnant women. But what is her wonderful and terrible link to Rose, collector of lost treasures in an attic room in modern-day south London?

In this haunting tale of identity, love and independence, these two lives will connect in unforgettable ways.

About the Author

Carol Birch is the author of ten previous novels, including Scapegallows (2008) and Turn Again Home (2003) which was longlisted for the M...

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