Birdcage Walk

Birdcage Walk

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It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzy Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Soon his plans for a magnificent terrace built above the 200ft drop of the Gorge come under threat. Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants. In a tense drama of public and private violence, resistance and terror, Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens until she finds herself dangerously alone.
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press,, 2017
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780802127143
Characteristics: 406 pages


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Oct 06, 2017

Beautifully written but completely pointless story.

Aug 28, 2017

I enjoyed this author's writing. I felt like I was with the characters at this period of history. The story was well told.

Jul 20, 2017

Enthralling from beginning to end.Beautifully and insightfully written. So sad there'll be no more.

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