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The Conviction of Cora Burns

The Conviction of Cora Burns

Author(s): Carolyn Kirby

Location(s): Birmingham

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1885



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To believe in her future, she must uncover her past…

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…?

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Carolyn Kirby

Author: JessicaRabbit31

I was very excited to read this one as Historical Fiction is my favourite genre, especially when it’s a dark, gothic Victorian novel full of mystery. At the forefront on the story is Cora...

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