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Elaine Thomson - Beloved Poison - 9781472122261 - V9781472122261
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Beloved Poison

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Description for Beloved Poison Paperback. Series: Jem Flockhart. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: FF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 153. .
The object I drew out was dusty and mildewed, and blotched with dark rust-coloured stains. It smelt of time and decay, sour, like old books and parchments. The light from the chapel's stained glass window blushed red upon it, and upon my hands, as if the thing itself radiated a bloody glow. Ramshackle and crumbling, trapped in the past and resisting the future, St Saviour's Infirmary awaits demolition. Within its stinking wards and cramped corridors the doctors bicker and fight. Ambition, jealousy and hatred seethe beneath the veneer of professional courtesy. ... Read more

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Little, Brown Book Group United Kingdom
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Jem Flockhart
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London, United Kingdom
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About Elaine Thomson
E. S. Thomson's work has been longlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger, and shortlisted for the Saltire Prize, the Scottish Arts Council First Book Award and the William McIlvanney Crime Book of the Year Award. She has a PhD in the social history of medicine, and tries to fit as much medical history into her books as possible. She ... Read more

Reviews for Beloved Poison
Beloved Poison is a marvellous, vivid book with a thoughtful, engaging protagonist at its centre - and a fascinating story to tell. It's immaculately researched and breathtakingly dark. Elaine Thomson's descriptive powers are so great that that I was surprised to see twenty-first century London rather than grimy, smelly St Saviour's around me when I - eventually - looked up ... Read more

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