Bodies of Light

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‘Bodies of Light’ is a deeply poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous 19th century upbringing set in the atmospheric world of pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement. Ally (older sister of May in ‘Night Waking’), is intelligent, studious and engaged in an eternal – and losing – battle to gain her mother’s approval and affection. Her mother, Elizabeth, is a religious zealot, keener on feeding the poor and saving prostitutes than on embracing the challenges of motherhood. Even when Ally wins a scholarship and is accepted as one of the first female students to read medicine in London, it still doesn’t seem good enough.

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Ally Moberley grows up surrounded by her father’s decadent paintings and her mother’s disapproval. When bitterness and tragedy divide her family, Ally must leave her Manchester home and begin a new life in London, where she is determined to join the first generation of female doctors.

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Weight 0.226 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

311

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K