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The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse

2-5 October 2024


Directed by Robert Tremayne





People gather on the edge of the drowned marshes.  Watching.  Waiting ....


It is 1912 and in an isolated house on the salt water marshes of Sussex, Connie Gifford lives with her father.  His Museum of Avian Taxidermy was once legendary, but since its closure Gifford has become a broken man, taking refuge in the bottle.


Robbed of her childhood memories by a mysterious accident, Connie is haunted by fitful glimpses of her past.  A strange woman has been seen in the graveyard;  and a few miles away, at Chichester's Graylingwell Asylum, two female patients have, inexplicably, disappeared.


As a major storm hits the Sussex coast, old wounds are about to be opened as one woman, intent on revenge, attempts to liberate another from the horrifying crimes of the past.


Here the old superstitions still hold sway .... skin and blood and bone.




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