An Almond for A Parrot

An Almond for A Parrot

eBook - 2017
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I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble--an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying...

In prison, accused of murder, Tully Truegood begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young girl in the backstreets of 18th century London to her stepmother Queenie's Fairy House--a place where decadent excess is a must...

Trained by Queenie to become a courtesan, and by Mr. Crease--a magician who sees that Tully holds similar special powers to his own--Tully soon becomes the talk of the town.

But as Tully goes on a journey of sexual awakening, she falls in love with one of her clients and the pleasure soon turns to pain. Especially when the estranged husband she was forced to marry by her father suddenly seeks her out. Now Tully is awaiting her trial for murder, for which she expects to hang...and her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who might be able to help her.

Delaney's incredible tale of a young woman's journey out of the depths of despair is shocking, haunting and evocative. Part historical fiction and part magical realism, this juicy, jaw-dropping story will linger long after the last page is turned.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, MIRA,, 2017
ISBN: 9781460397954
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 15, 2019

2017; Mira/HarperCollins
DNF - 30%
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I loved the cover to this novel and that it seemed to be a historical fiction with mystery and romance. Alas, this novel tried to do too much all together so it becomes muddled and also a bit much. There is romance, eroticism, mystery, magic realism, fantasy, historical fiction, and then I gave up. I tried reading one a month ago and was having difficulties, so I thought I would try audio but my mind kept wandering. I am calling it, DNF.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

Feb 10, 2019

Fun read. If you plan a long journey, take it with you.

Sep 04, 2018

fantastic book. couldn't put it down till finished

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