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Edward Carey

Biography

Edward Carey

Edward Carey has written several adaptations for the stage, including Patrick Suskind’s THE PIGEON and Robert Coover’s PINOCCHIO IN VENICE, and has recently finished a free adaptation of THE PICKWICK PAPERS. His own plays include SULKING THOMAS and CAPTAIN OF THE BIRDS. Mr. Carey is also a freelance illustrator (some of his artwork appears in Observatory Mansions). He lives in London, England.

Edward Carey

Books by Edward Carey

by Edward Carey - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling: The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and…at the wax museum, heads are what they do.