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The Butcher's Hook

 
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The Butcher's Hook

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Anne Jaccob is coming of age in late eighteenth century London. When she is taken advantage of by her tutor - and her father's great friend - her powerlessness in the world is brought home to her. And it joins several other formative experiences in her short life so far that will serve to dictate her future actions. Her saviour appears in the form of Fub, the butcher's boy. But will what she learns in his company actually be her salvation, or her damnation? Anne's morality is certainly more than dubious, but the influences on her are no less so. And through Ellis's rich but deft storytelling and portrayal of Anne's strength of character, readers will find themselves almost excusing her escalating crimes, even when self-defence becomes over-ridden by something darker. This is a book in which the panoramas and filthy streets of the city, the colour and bear-baiting of St Bartholomew's Fair, the nobility and the hypocrisy of learning and piety, the excitement and envy of love and obsession, and the visceral rites of passage of passion and death are all gloriously celebrated and scrutinised.
A sweeping tale - but always an intimate one - told with the same intricate details as Sarah Waters's works and the compelling darkness of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites.

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