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The other Mrs Walker

Paulson-Ellis, Mary2017
Books, Manuscripts
In a freezing, desolate Edinburgh flat an old woman takes her last breath surrounded by the few objects she has accrued over a lifetime: an emerald dress, a brazil nut engraved with the ten commandments - and six orange pips sucked dry. Meanwhile, guided by the flip of a coin, Margaret Penny arrives back at her old family home, escaping a life in London recently turned to ash. Faced with relying on a resentful mother she has never really known, Margaret soon finds herself employed by the Office for Lost People, tasked with finding the families of the dead: the neglected, the abandoned, the lost. Her instructions are to uncover paperwork, yet the only thing Mrs Walker, the old woman in her current case, left behind is a series of peculiar objects. But in the end it is these objects that will unravel Mrs Walker's real story.
Main title:
The other Mrs Walker / Mary Paulson-Ellis.
London : Picador, 2017.
434 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Mantle, 2016.Originally published: London: Mantle, 2016.
9781447293927 (pbk)
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