An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney audiobook

An Almond for a Parrot

By Wray Delaney
Read by Rachel Atkins

MIRA, Harlequin Audio 9780778330158
10.88 Hours 1
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I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble—an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying…  In prison, accused of murder, Tully Truegood begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young girl in the backstreets of 18th century London to her stepmother Queenie's Fairy House—a place where decadent excess is a must…  Trained by Queenie to become a courtesan, and by Mr. Crease—a magician who sees that Tully holds similar special powers to his own—Tully soon becomes the talk of the town.  But as Tully goes on a journey of sexual awakening, she falls in love with one of her clients and the pleasure soon turns to pain. Especially when the estranged husband she was forced to marry by her father suddenly seeks her out. Now Tully is awaiting her trial for murder, for which she expects to hang…and her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who might be able to help her.  Delaney's incredible tale of a young woman's journey out of the depths of despair is shocking, haunting and evocative. Part historical fiction and part magical realism, this juicy, jaw-dropping story will linger long after the last page is turned.

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Summary

A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Fiction Narration

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble—an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying… 

In prison, accused of murder, Tully Truegood begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young girl in the backstreets of 18th century London to her stepmother Queenie's Fairy House—a place where decadent excess is a must… 

Trained by Queenie to become a courtesan, and by Mr. Crease—a magician who sees that Tully holds similar special powers to his own—Tully soon becomes the talk of the town. 

But as Tully goes on a journey of sexual awakening, she falls in love with one of her clients and the pleasure soon turns to pain. Especially when the estranged husband she was forced to marry by her father suddenly seeks her out. Now Tully is awaiting her trial for murder, for which she expects to hang…and her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who might be able to help her. 

Delaney's incredible tale of a young woman's journey out of the depths of despair is shocking, haunting and evocative. Part historical fiction and part magical realism, this juicy, jaw-dropping story will linger long after the last page is turned.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Rachel Atkins brings eighteenth-century London to life—all the squalor and beauty of the teeming metropolis are present in her narration of this bawdy, picaresque homage to Moll Flanders…Her portrayal of Tully starts off young, ignorant, and naïve and ages into a woman who is worldly, elegant, and far older than her years, due to the circumstances of her life. This is a rich and rewarding novel, but it’s also full of sex and violence, so it won’t be to every listener’s taste. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A bawdy, romping affair…Delaney mixes up genres—historical fiction, erotica, magic realism—to create something original.” Times (London)
“An irresistible erotic fairy tale for adults.’' Guardian (London)
“This richly imagined, bawdy, and beautifully written debut is Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders with a touch of magical realism, an intricately crafted mystery, romance, and adventure in one superb package.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Author Bio: Wray Delaney

Author Bio: Wray Delaney

Wray Delaney is the pen name of Sally Gardner, the award-winning children’s novelist whose books have sold over two million copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-two languages.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English