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The butcher's hook / Janet Ellis.
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Two Roads, 2016.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781473625112 (hbk.) :
No. of reservations: 0
The debut novel by actress and presenter Janet Ellis set in London, in the summer of 1763. At nineteen, Anne Jaccob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher's apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him. The only daughter of well-to-do parents, Anne lives a sheltered life. Her home is a miserable place. Though her family want for nothing, her father is uncaring, her mother is ailing, and the baby brother who taught her to love is dead. Unfortunately her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub. But Anne is a determined young woman, with an idiosyncratic moral compass. In the matter of pursuing her own happiness, she shows no fear or hesitation. Even if it means getting a little blood on her hands.
London (England) History 18th century Fiction.