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The Resource The hangman in the mirror, Kate Cayley

The hangman in the mirror, Kate Cayley

Label
The hangman in the mirror
Title
The hangman in the mirror
Statement of responsibility
Kate Cayley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Franȯise Laurent has never had an easy life. The only surviving child of a destitute washerwoman and wayward soldier, she must rely only on herself to get by. When her parents die suddenly from the smallpox ravishing New France (modern-day Montreal), Franȯise sees it as a chance to escape the life she thought she was trapped inches Seizing her newfound opportunity, Franȯise takes a job as an aide to the wife of a wealthy fur trader. The poverty-ridden world she knew transforms into a strange new world full of privilege and fine things - and of never having to beg for food. But Franȯise's relationships with the other servants in Madame Pommereau's house are tenuous, and Madame Pommereau isn't an easy woman to work for. When Franȯise is caught stealing a pair of her mistress's beautiful gloves, she faces a future even worse than she could have imagined: thrown in jail, she is sentenced to death by hanging. Once again, Franȯise is left to her own devices to survive ... Is she cunning enough to convince the prisoner in the cell beside her to become the hangman and marry her, which, by law, is the only thing that could save her life? Based on an actual story and filled with illuminating historical detail, THE HANGMAN IN THE MIRROR transports readers to the harsh landscape of a new land that is filled with even harsher class divisions and injustices
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Summary
In 18th century New France, Francois Laurent, a 15-year-old orphan, takes a job as a maid to escape her life of poverty and is swept into a new world of privilege and fine things. But when she is caught stealing a pair of her mistress's beautiful gloves, she finds herself thrown in jail and sentenced to death by hanging. Her only chance of survival is to convince the prisoner in the cell beside her to become the hangman and marry her, but is she cunning enough to make it happen?
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Award
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10018665
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The hangman in the mirror, Kate Cayley
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12152814
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554514649
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12152814
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12152814
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The hangman in the mirror, Kate Cayley
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12152814
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554514649
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12152814
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12152814
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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