By Helen Dunmore
It is 1792 and Europe is seized through political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles the place each one step of the French Revolution is with keen idealism. yet she has lately married John Diner Tredevant, a estate developer who's seriously invested in Bristol’s housing growth, and he has every thing to lose from social upheaval and the chance of battle. quickly his plans for a powerful terrace outfitted above the two-hundred-foot drop of the Gorge come below possibility. Tormented and striving Diner believes that Lizzie’s self sufficient, wondering spirit needs to be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: legislation and customized make certain it, and he or she needs to stay as he wants—his ardour for Lizzie darkening until eventually she reveals herself dangerously alone.
Weaving a deeply own and relocating tale with a historic second of severe and complicated significance, Birdcage stroll is an unsettling and brilliantly demanding drama of private and non-private violence, resistance and terror from one in all our best storytellers.
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Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore