The Quick

The Quick

Spoken-word CD - 2014
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"Lauren Owen's thrilling first novel introduces an utterly beguiling world. London, 1893: James Norbury is a shy would-be poet, newly down from Oxford and confounded by the sinister, labyrinthine city at his doorstep. Taking up lodging with a dissolute young aristocrat, he is introduced to the drawing rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. On the cusp of achieving a happiness long denied to him, he vanishes without a trace. In Yorkshire, his sister Charlotte - only in her twenties but already resigned to life as a rural spinster - sets out to find her brother. Her search for answers leads her to one of the country's pre-eminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the richest, most ambitious men in England. Trying to save James - and herself - from the Club's designs, Charlotte uncovers a secret world at the city's margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling "Dr. Knife." As emotionally involving as it is suspenseful, The Quick will establish its young author as one of contemporary fiction's most dazzling talents" --
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, p2014
Description: 15 sound discs (ca. 19 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780804165471
0804165475
9780804165495
0804165491
Branch Call Number: SWCD Owen *
Additional Contributors: Slater, Simon (Actor)
Owen, Lauren 1985-

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