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PUBLISHER:

Cornerstone
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9780434023318
RRP: £16.99
PAGES: 352
PUBLICATION DATE: August 13, 2020

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Luckenbooth

By (author) Jenni Fagan

The devil’s daughter rows to Edinburgh in a coffin, to work as maid for the Minister of Culture, a man who lives a dual life. But the real reason she’s there is to bear him and his barren wife a child, the consequences of which curse the tenement building that is their home for a hundred years.As we travel through the nine floors of the building and the next eight decades, the resident’s lives entwine over the ages and in unpredictable ways. Along the way we encounter the city’s most infamous Madam, a seance, a civil rights lawyer, a bone mermaid, a famous Beat poet, a notorious Edinburgh gang, a spy, the literati, artists, thinkers, strippers, the spirit world – until a cosmic agent finally exposes the true horror of the building’s longest kept secret.No. 10 Luckenbooth Close hurtles the reader through personal and global history – eerily reflecting modern life today.

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