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Bone china

"Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm. Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last."--Publisher description.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004611707 F
Fiction-Adult   Rutherford library . . On Loan . 12 Nov 2019
32320004628685 F
Fiction-Adult   Thornton library . . Available .  
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Field name Details
ISBN 9781526602527 (pbk.)
1526602520
Classification Number F
Author Purcell, Laura
Title Bone china [BK]
"Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm. Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last."--Publisher description.
Subject Tuberculosis -- Fiction
Physicans -- Fiction
Human experimentation in medicine -- Fiction
Nurses -- Fiction
Prisoners -- Fiction
Occultism -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Medical sciences -- Fiction
Caregivers -- Fiction
Superstition -- Fiction
Gothic fiction
Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Cornwell (England) -- Fiction
Cornwall (England : County) -- Country homes -- Fiction
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