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An Almond for a parrot

'I would like to make myself the heroine of this story - an innocent victim led astray. But alas sir, I would be lying...' London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It's a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror's assistant, to celebrated courtesan at her stepmother's Fairy House, the notorious house of ill-repute where decadent excess is a must...Tully was once the talk of the town. Now, with the best seats at Newgate already sold in anticipation of her execution, her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who can help her avoid the gallows. She is Tully Truegood. Orphan, whore, magician's apprentice. Murderer?

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004144345 F
Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . Available .  
32320004143560 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780008182564 (pbk.)
0008182566 (pbk.)
Classification Number F
Author Delaney, Wray
Title An Almond for a parrot [BK]
Note "Wray Delaney is the pen name of Sally Gardner...this is her first adult novel"--Page [1].
'I would like to make myself the heroine of this story - an innocent victim led astray. But alas sir, I would be lying...' London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It's a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror's assistant, to celebrated courtesan at her stepmother's Fairy House, the notorious house of ill-repute where decadent excess is a must...Tully was once the talk of the town. Now, with the best seats at Newgate already sold in anticipation of her execution, her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who can help her avoid the gallows. She is Tully Truegood. Orphan, whore, magician's apprentice. Murderer?
Subject Newgate (Prison : London, England) -- Fiction
Magicians -- Fiction
Women prisoners -- Fiction
Courtesans -- Fiction
Trials (Murder) - Fiction
Women prisoners -- Fiction
Magicians -- Fiction
Prostitutes -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Newgate (Prison : London, England) -- Fiction
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
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