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Lady of ashes

Author: Christine Trent
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals. Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Trent
ISBN: 9780758265913 0758265913
OCLC Number: 827947424
Notes: Includes reading group guide and discussion questions.
Description: viii, 420 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Christine Trent.

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Very good, bordering on excellent!!

by cmrnga (WorldCat user published 2013-04-24) Very Good Permalink

Definitely have to check out other books by this author.  Love her ability to immerse the reader in the squicky life of an undertaker, the repressiveness of Victorian England, the intricacies of international politics, the minefield of social classes and the simple but compelling relationships...
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