The house of whispers
—Purcell, Laura, author.
Book
2020
2 available of 4 items

"A new gothic Victorian tale from Laura Purcell, set on the atmospheric Cornish coast in a rambling house by the sea in which a maid cares for a mute old woman with a mysterious past, alongside her superstitious staff. Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr. Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the disease in the caves beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm. Forty years later, Hester arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralyzed and mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try to escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers her new home may be just as dangerous as her last"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Caregivers -- Fiction.
Cornwall (England : County) -- Country homes -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Medical sciences -- Fiction.
Superstition -- Fiction.
Genre:
Gothic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Other Authors:
Purcell, Laura. Bone china.
ISBN:
9780143135531
0143135538
Description:
318 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published under the title Bone China: London : Raven Books, 2019.
Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN:
2020933988
Link to PAC
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