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By Stevie Davies

Wiltshire 1860: twelve months after Darwin's explosive book of The starting place of Species, sisters Anna and Beatrice Pentecost wake up to a global shattered by means of technology, radicalism and the stirrings of feminist uprising; a global of charismatic non secular events, Spiritualist seances, sour loss and clinical trauma. Fetishist of operating girls Arthur Munby, irascible antiquary basic Pitt Rivers, feminist Barbara Bodichon and different ancient figures of the Victorian epoch wander in the course of the backdrop of the unconventional, as Anna's anomalous love for Lore Ritter and her friendship with freethinking and bold Miriam Sala hold her into components of uncharted wish - whereas Beatrice, compelled to select from her loved Will Anwyl and the evangelist Christian Ritter, who marked her out as a spouse while she used to be just a baby, is pulled among ardour and responsibility. every one is riven by way of internal contradictions, yet who will live on while the sisters fall right into a deadly clash with each other?

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About the Author: KAREN CECIL SMITH An Old Salem Christmas, 1840 is Karen Cecil Smith’s first children’s book. While living in Winston-Salem and attending Salem College, she became interested in Moravian history. It was the beauty and authenticity of Old Salem Museums and Gardens, which surround the college campus, that inspired her to write this story. Karen is the author of Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife, 1844-1939 and of many published articles, stories, and poems. She lives on a farm outside of High Point, North Carolina.

It was the beauty and authenticity of Old Salem Museums and Gardens, which surround the college campus, that inspired her to write this story. Karen is the author of Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife, 1844-1939 and of many published articles, stories, and poems. She lives on a farm outside of High Point, North Carolina. About the Illustrator: BEBE PHIPPS Bebe Phipps grew up in Dudley, North Carolina. She currently resides in Winston-Salem where she attends Salem College. Bebe is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design.

Org Old Salem Museums & Gardens is America’s most comprehensive historic attraction, including the restored Moravian town of Salem and educational resources for learning about Moravians in the early South. org The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem is located in the 1741 Gemeinhaus, Bethlehem’s oldest building and a National Historic Landmark. Stories of the Moravian founders come to life in this authentic five-story log structure. The Wachovia Historical Society P. O. org The Wachovia Historical Society collects, preserves, and disseminates information on the history, antiquities, and literature of the Moravian church in the South.

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