Caedmon's Song by Peter Robinson - Whitby Online

Caedmon's Song by Peter Robinson



Caedmon's Song is the title of the 1990 novel by author Peter Robinson. The novel is based upon the acts of Peter Sutcilffe, more notably known as the Yorkshire ripper, who was convicted in 1981 for his vicious attacks on twenty women, thirteen of which he murdered.
The plot of the novel follows a woman who is attacked on her nightly walk through a park and her struggle to remember and come to terms with her experience through psychiatric help which see her hatred to her attacker and her need for revenge grow until she can finally exact her revenge. The novel uses Whitby to represent the rough life style of those working on the east coast and many other local places such as Robin Hoods Bay, Scarborough and Staithes are also mentioned.

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