Birdcage Walk: A Novel

Birdcage Walk: A Novel

by Kate Riordan
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Birdcage Walk: A Novel by Kate Riordan

A London Murder Mystery Based on a True Historical Crime

George Woolfe is a young working class East London printmaker in the early 1900’s. Frustrated by the constraints of his class and station, he sees an opportunity to escape when he by chance meets Charles Booth, author of one of the most comprehensive social surveys of London ever undertaken. But this 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938120671
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 04/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 649,398
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist from England. Her first job was as an editorial assistant at the Guardian Newspaper, followed by a stint as deputy editor for the lifestyle section of London bible, Time Out magazine. There she had assignments that saw her racing reindeers in Lapland, going undercover in London’s premier department store and gleaning writing tips (none-too subtly) during interviews with some of her favorite authors. After becoming a freelancer, she left London behind and moved to the beautiful Cotswolds in order to write her first novel. Now at work on her second, a ghost story, she is visiting haunted pubs as part of her research.

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Birdcage Walk 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Darren83 More than 1 year ago
A really excellent and engageing storyline. I genuinely cared about the characters and more than once had a lump in my throat! Couldn't put it down, can't wait for more from this writer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pretty good read though a little slow in places. I am fine with the way it ended but a little disappointed in the way it sort of just stopped. The book was great but the epilogue did not resolve the loose ends left by the story denying the reader the satisfaction epilogues generally convey. I would recommend the book but maybe skip the epilogue as it is frustrating.
Ziggle More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic!!! The imagery was top notch! Would recommend to anyone!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Nice storyline and interesting characters
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This book started out very slowly. The author took great lenghs to make sure that all of the characters and their traits were developed. She did a superb job doing that. Towards the end of the book, the author really fast-paced the story. I could not read it fast enough! Real life does not always go the way you want. What a great storyteller this author is!
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lockedwall More than 1 year ago
A mesmerizing book, very well written and keeps you coming back for more! I didn't want this book to end and was not prepared for the ending - the very definition of well written book! I would read more from this author. I have not read anything that really comes near this subject and finds you rooting for the underdog all the way! A definite must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortuntately by the time I realized this book was going nowhere, that an interesting twist to plot was not in the next pages, I was too vested in the over-abundance of pages to "give up". It is an unfortunate habit that I have that once I am so far into a book I should finish it. However if you too have this habit - abandon ship. It never gets more interesting, plodding along until you are relieved that it is over.
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So far this book has been very slow. I will try to keep reading, but if it does not start to move. Not sure i will finish it. Just have not been able to get into it yet.
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I was disappointed midway through this novel. Too much jumping around in the middle of the book. But would recommend for a Book Club.I would like to know how they would rate this novel.
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
BIRDCAGE WALK by Kate Riordan is an interesting historical fiction based on a true crime story set in 1900 Victorian London. Wonderful and exciting story based on a true London crime. When lines are drawn between social classes,trouble begins,murder occurs, tragedy and a true miscarriage of justice. Well written where detail research is obvious. Engaging characters and vivid descriptions. If you enjoy true crime,historical events,London's criminal courts,and a compelling read than "Birdcage Walk" is for you. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not finish the book, it started being too depressing for me.
Sue43 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my Nook and it sounds great. Can't wait to read it.