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Fleshmarket | Nicola Morgan
Fleshmarket is set in the 1820s in Edinburgh, a city of cruel contrasts between the lives of the rich and poor, and home to the infamous Burke and Hare, who sold their murder victims to brilliant anatomist Dr Robert Knox. This is the often harrowing story of a boy who must survive the pain of his mother’s death at the hands of Doctor Knox. Fleshmarket is widely read in schools and is credited with switching many reluctant readers onto books. Teachers love the language and history and readers love the excitement and gruesomeness!