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The Conviction of Cora Burns

Narrated by: Emma Fenney, Kris Dyer
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Carolyn Kirby's stunning debut takes the listener on a heart-breaking journey through Victorian Birmingham and questions where we first learn violence: from our scars or from our hearts. 

Birmingham, 1885. Born in a gaol and raised in a workhouse, Cora Burns has always struggled to control the violence inside her. Haunted by memories of a terrible crime, she seeks a new life working as a servant in the house of scientist Thomas Jerwood.

Here, Cora befriends a young girl, Violet, who seems to be the subject of a living experiment. But is Jerwood also secretly studying Cora?  

©2019 Carolyn Kirby (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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 “Rich in gothic darkness and period detail.” (Amanda Jennings) 

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A remarkable story, well told.

a brilliant evocation of time and place. it is very bleak, especially at the outset but is well with persistence because it is a fine and well balanced story.