The Resource The butcher's hook, Janet Ellis

The butcher's hook, Janet Ellis

Label
The butcher's hook
Title
The butcher's hook
Statement of responsibility
Janet Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The debut novel by actress and presenter Janet Ellis. A dark and twisted tale set in 18th century Georgian London, in the summer of 1763. At nineteen, Anne Jaccob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher's apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him. The only daughter of well-to-do parents, Anne lives a sheltered life. Her home is a miserable place. Though her family want for nothing, her father is uncaring, her mother is ailing, and the baby brother who taught her to love is dead. Unfortunately her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub. But Anne is a determined young woman, with an idiosyncratic moral compass. In the matter of pursuing her own happiness, she shows no fear or hesitation. Even if it means getting a little blood on her hands. A vivid and surprising tale, The Butcher's Hook brims with the colour and atmosphere of Georgian London, as seen through the eyes of a strange and memorable young woman. 'Do you know what this is?' He holds a short twist of thick metal, in the shape of the letter 'S', sharpened at both ends. I shake my head. 'A butcher's hook,' he says, testing the tip of his finger against each point. 'A perfect design. Whichever way up you use it, it's always ready. One end to hook, the other to hang. It has only one simple purpose.' He stands on a stool and fixes it over the bar above him. It waits there, empty. He climbs down. 'Pleasing, isn't it?'
Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
Historical
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
The butcher's hook, Janet Ellis
Label
The butcher's hook, Janet Ellis
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=nlonzsd&isbn=9781473625129&upc=&oclc=%28OCoLC%29935221157/LC.JPG
Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781473625129
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)935221157
  • (AuCNLKIN)000057119066

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