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Birds of Prey

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 29th 2008 by BiblioLife (first published 1867)
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Peter
Apr 14, 2016 Peter rated it liked it
Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Birds of Prey is the first of two books you will need to read if you want the story to come to its conclusion. The second book is Charlotte's Inheritance.

Birds of Prey is well titled. Two brothers, both of whom dwell on the fringes of respectability and the law eagerly look for ways to make money in London. One brother slips into crime and commits a murder that leads him to a new wife, an inheritance and a step-daughter. The other brother is aware of what happened, but t
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Nov 05, 2014 Kemaria rated it really liked it
I read this book along with its sequel, Charlotte’s Inheritance, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s rather hard to review just this book, because the story doesn't end when the book does, so I’m lumping Birds of Prey and its sequel together.

I’ve been exploring various authors from this general time period and just downloaded a whole bunch of M.E. Braddon for free from Amazon, so that’s a good place to get this if you have a Kindle. They say you get what you pay for, but in this case, I am not disa
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Ian
Jul 29, 2011 Ian rated it really liked it
This is the first of two books which do not stand alone. I didn't realise this until the end of the novel. Glad I didn't attempt to read the second one (Charlotte's Inheritance) first.
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Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition and fortune as well. The novel has been in print ever since, and has been dramatised and filmed several times.

Braddon also founded Belgravia Magaz
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