The Taxidermist's Daughter

  • by Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by Clare Corbett
  • 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sussex, 1912: In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At 17, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it is all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed animals that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man.
The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hand pick up a flint. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible, but finds herself under suspicion. Is Constantia who she seems - is she the victim of circumstances or are more sinister forces at work? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Gifford House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop? Told over one summer, The Taxidermist's Daughter is the haunting new novel from the best-selling author of Labyrinth, Sepulchre, Citadel and The Winter Ghosts. Read by Clare Corbett


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Great story and excellent narration

This was a lot of fun! A little slow to start with but once it got going I couldn't stop listening!
The narration was excellent and there were so many different voices that's is hard to believe they ask came from one person! Clare Corbett did an outstanding job here!
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- Patricia Grundy


Unsure what the title was going to lead to and a bit of a slow start the book developed into a gripping story of betrayal, love and suspense.
Very well read by the narrator. This book will keep you hooked to your player
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- Suzanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-09-2014
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group