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The Conviction Of Cora Burns

by Carolyn Kirby

Debut Books of the Month Family Drama Historical Fiction

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I was completely and utterly consumed by this debut, it slowly took hold, crept into my thoughts, drew me in, and then refused to let me go. I really didn’t want to stop reading, and even now Cora Burns enters my mind and stops for a while. Cora Burns born in gaol and raised in a workhouse, finds herself in gaol once again before a scientist takes her on as a servant, just what exactly is his current experiment? The story starts in savage darkness, then spins forward in time before rolling between 1865, 1874 and 1885, slowly answering questions yet creating more. Carolyn Kirby has created the most deeply felt and amazing character in Cora (to me she isn’t a character but as real as real can be). There were times when I almost didn’t want to read her story, I wanted to shut my eyes, hum, and put my hands to my ears, and yet I simply couldn’t stop, the words haunted me, called to me, devoured me. The Conviction of Cora Burns enthralling, fascinating and so incredibly worthwhile, developed into the most unexpectedly fierce and beautiful read (I think you will understand if you step between the pages), and so just has to be one of my picks of the month.

Liz Robinson

The Conviction Of Cora Burns Synopsis

Birmingham, 1885.

Born in a gaol and raised in a workhouse, Cora Burns has always struggled to control the violence inside her.

Haunted by memories of a terrible crime, she seeks a new life working as a servant in the house of scientist Thomas Jerwood. Here, Cora befriends a young girl, Violet, who seems to be the subject of a living experiment. But is Jerwood also secretly studying Cora...?

With the power and intrigue of Laura Purcell's The Silent Companions and Sarah Schmidt's See What I Have Done, Carolyn Kirby's stunning debut takes the reader on a heart-breaking journey through Victorian Birmingham and questions where we first learn violence: from our scars or from our hearts.

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ISBN: 9780857303271
Publication date: 24/10/2019
Publisher: No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780857302946
Publication date: 21/03/2019
Publisher: No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857302946
Publication date: 21st March 2019
Author: Carolyn Kirby
Publisher: No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

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