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Voices from a Trunk: The Lost Lives of the Quaker Eddisons 1805 - 1867

Woodall, Sara

ISBN 10: 1906259429 / ISBN 13: 9781906259426
Published by Blackthorn Press, 2014
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Title: Voices from a Trunk: The Lost Lives of the ...

Publisher: Blackthorn Press

Publication Date: 2014

Book Condition:Good

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A chance discovery of a trunk of documents by author Sara Woodall opened up a window onto the rapidly expanding cities of Leeds and London in the nineteenth century. Cholera epidemics, Luddite disruptions, hopeless medical interventions, the birth of the railways, a discovery of a murder, the mystery of an ancestor believed to be the unknown great-great grandfather of renowned inventor Thomas Alva Edison, an unsettling great Quaker bank crash and travel in America newly recovering from the Civil War - all were intertwined with the painful life of  Leeds lawyer Edwin Eddison.

  • Format: 6" x 9" perfect bound paperback, color cover and interior on permanent paper, printed in the United States
    Pages 294, including Acknowledgments, Family Tree, Prologue, twenty chapters of text, Bibliography, Index and About the Author.
    Illustrations: 173, including period photographs, engravings, newspaper images, etchings and Eddison/Edison family trees
    ISBN 13: 978-1-939995-16-2
    Library of Congress Number: 2016031061

About the Author:

Sara Woodall was born in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England. She was a teacher before concentrating on portrait painting. Later, in Cambridge, she was a partner with David and Lida Kindersley at Cardozo Kindersley Editions. In 1995 she set up her own book business and was asked to select books for 10 Downing Street, the home of the British Prime Minister, to give as gifts to visiting heads of state. She is married and lives outside of Cambridge.

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