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The electrical Venus

Author: Julie Mayhew
Publisher: London : Hot Key Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a lowly side-show fair in eighteenth-century England, teenager Mim is struggling to find her worth as an act. Not white, but not black enough to be truly exotic, her pet parrot who speaks four languages is a bigger draw than her. But Alex, the one-armed boxer boy, sees her differently. And she, too, feels newly interested in him. Then Dr Fox arrives with his scientific kit for producing 'electrickery' - feats of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Romance fiction
Young adult works
Young adult fiction
Teen fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Mayhew
ISBN: 1471407047 9781471407048
OCLC Number: 1004929167
Description: 268 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Julie Mayhew.

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Can this shocking new feeling be love, or is it electrickery?In a lowly side-show fair in eighteenth-century England, teenager Mim is struggling to find her worth as an act.  Read more...

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A welcome reminder that the terms 'literary fiction' and 'young adult' are not mutually exclusive: a sophisticated text offering up both intellectual and emotional pleasures. A must-read. -- Claire Read more...

 
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