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Double Life of Cora Parry Hardcover – February 1, 2011
Interesting and exciting... the characters are all interesting and well drawn and there's a little bit of a feel of Dickens...A lovely, atmospheric tale THE BOOKBAG 'Cora's identity trouble is an apt expression of a teenager's confusion and fear, and Victorian London is beautifully rendered, riven with monkeys and murderers and mud' -- Philip Womack THE DAILY TELEGRAPH A genuine discovery, a fast compulsive read and paints a very harsh picture of what life was really like for children who had no home to go to in Victorian times. It isn't cute, but it is clever and vividly brings the slums of England to life with rich characters and lively dialogue. You too will be willing Cora on to survive and looking forward to more adventures with Cora Parry -- Sam North HACKWRITERS.COM Add a touch of a ghost story, a hint of Dickens and back it up with a helping of descriptive prose and you'll be walking the streets taking your chances alongside Cora. All in a different type of tale and one that's beautifully told which will not only endear Angela to the reader but also help set her up as a firm fan favourite FALCATA TIMES This book gives a good impression of how tough Victorian life was for those without means, painting a vivid picture. It is a challenging novel with different themes but it has some well-drawn characters to keep you following along CHICKLISH Angela McAllister's descriptive writing is a delight. With a keen eye for salient detail, she paints a vivid and compelling portrait of Victorian England with all its colour, excitement, hypocrisy and squalor. With its strong female characters, its ever-present sense of menace and its darkly enticing evocation of the Victorian underworld, The Double Life of Cora Parry is a gripping read.' WRITE AWAY An atmospheric page-turner from a talented storyteller LOVEREADING With themes of identity, madness and loss, Angela McAllister skilfully weaves a compelling psychological tale that will entertain and educate all young adult (and older) readers who share an interest in history. It's beautifully written too. -- Essie Fox THE VIRTUAL VICTORIAN Well written, with good story lines and believable characters BFK BOOKS This was an interesting tale and will hook readers to the end THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Angela McAllister has written over thirty children's books. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and their two children, who are often the inspiration for her stories.