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Fingersmith

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: London : Virago, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves - fingersmiths - for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home." "One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives - Gentleman,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1860498825 9781860498824 1860498833 9781860498831
OCLC Number: 48235549
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 2002
Description: 548 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Waters.
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Set in a den of thieves in 1860's London, this novel focuses on Susan, a pickpocket, who is persuaded by her cohorts to pose as a lady's maid and infiltrate the household of Maud, a young heiress in  Read more...

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The prize-winning author of Tipping the Velvet and Affinity has produced a new novel full of dark secrets as well as insanity and erotic love. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth and brought up by Read more...

 
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