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Birdcage Walk

Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

George Woolfe is a young working class East London printmaker in 1900. Frustrated by the constraints of his class and station, he sees an opportunity to escape when, by chance, he meets Charles Booth, author of one of the most comprehensive social surveys of London ever undertaken. But this apparently auspicious encounter has tragic consequences for George who, within six months, is charged with the murder of a young woman. But did he do it?

Set at the dawning of a new century, when the rigid class and gender boundaries of the Victorian age were soon to shift and realign, Birdcage Walk is a historical novel that vividly brings to life a real-life Edwardian murder and the possible miscarriage of justice that followed it.

©2012 Kate O'Riordan (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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I love a good audio book but this one is so depressing and feels like there is no hope in the world. I couldn’t wait for it to finish. Kept hoping it would get better. Sorry Kate, loved your other books

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  • 26-08-14

Grim

The view of working-class London is predictably grim, but the story has no uplifting moments. I read for entertainment and escape, and this one didn't work for me. Absolutely no humor.

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