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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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Sisters Ally and May Moberley grow up in Victorian Manchester, surrounded by their father’s decadent paintings and dominated by their austere, evangelical mother. While May poses for the artists in her father’s circle, Ally devotes herself to her mother’s ambitions, working hard to join the first generation of female doctors. But soon bitterness and tragedy divide the family, and Ally leaves home to escape the subtle terrors of her childhood and begin a new life in London. Bodies of Light is a profound and provocative book about family. It is a gripping story told with rare precision and tenderness.

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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