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The Conviction of Cora Burns

The Conviction of Cora Burns

Author(s): Carolyn Kirby

Location(s): Birmingham

Genre(s): Historical, Fiction

Era(s): 1885



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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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021