The Double Life of Cora Parry by Angela McAllister

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Abandoned to the workhouse after the death of her guardians, Cora Parry refuses to accept her fate. Under the tuition of persuasive streetrat Fletch, Cora finds herself reluctantly drawn deep into the Victorian underworld. As she is gradually seduced into a life of crime, Cora creates a persona for herself - Carrie - allowing her to separate her uneasy conscience from her actions. But soon things are spiralling out of control. Carrie is committing acts of crime that Cora knows she can't possibly have done. Where does Carrie end and Cora begin? Who is really in control, and where will it end? An atmospheric page-turner from a talented storyteller.

About Angela McAllister

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Author and illustrator Angela McAllister lives in a sixteenth-century cottage on the edge of Dorset Downs in England with her husband and two children. She has written over thirty books for children and has illustrated books of poetry, adult non-fiction, and some of her children's books.
Published February 3, 2011 by Orion Children's Books. 142 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Personally I felt it would be a more interesting story for Cora to have created her as an alter-ego for herself, but then that would have left Cora in an awkward position at the end of the story.

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