The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Written By Imogen Hermes Gowar
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
  • Publsiher : Harvill Secker
  • Release : 01 August 2021
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 18 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by author: Imogen Hermes Gowar which was release on 01 August 2021 and published by Harvill Secker with total page 496 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. A Sunday Times bestseller, now longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018. 'A brilliantly plotted story of mermaids, madams and intrigue in 1780s London and I wouldn't be surprised to see it become the Essex Serpent of 2018' - The Pool 'Imogen Hermes Gowar is a soon-to-be literary star' - Sunday Times THIS VOYAGE IS SPECIAL. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING. One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on... and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost. Where will their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess? In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
  • Author : Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Publisher : Harvill Secker
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : A Sunday Times bestseller, now longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018. 'A brilliantly plotted story of mermaids, madams and intrigue in 1780s London and I wouldn't be surprised to see it become the Essex Serpent of 2018' - The Pool 'Imogen Hermes Gowar is a soon-to-be literary star' - ...

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
  • Author : Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : 'Wonderful...completely transporting' Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe SHORLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock finds one of his captains waiting eagerly on his doorstep. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through ...

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs  Hancock
  • Author : Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : "Imogen Hermes Gowar is a soon-to-be literary star."—Sunday Times (UK) "Historical fiction at its finest, combining myth and legend with the brutal realities of the past. . . . Comparisons will be drawn to the works of contemporary authors Sarah Waters and Michael Faber . . . but The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock has more ...

Tomorrow

Tomorrow
  • Author : Damian Dibben
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-05-03
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : 'What a novel! Ambitious and wonderfully achieved. A book to read again and again' Michael Morpurgo, bestselling author of War Horse A spellbinding and beautifully written story of courage and devotion, for fans of historical and magical fiction like The Night Circus, The Binding and The Girl in the Tower. __________ ...

The Physician s Daughter

The Physician s Daughter
  • Author : Martha Conway
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2022-03-10
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : It is 1865, the American Civil War has just ended, and 18-year old Vita Tenney is determined to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a country doctor like her father. But when her father tells her she must get married instead, Vita explores every means of escape - and finds one ...

Neo Georgian Fiction

Neo Georgian Fiction
  • Author : Jakub Lipski,Joanna Maciulewicz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-07
  • Total pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : This book contributes to the development of contemporary historical fiction studies by analysing neo-Georgian fiction, which, unlike neo-Victorian fiction, has so far received little critical attention. The essays included in this collection study the ways in which the selected twentieth- and twenty-first-century novels recreate the Georgian period in order to ...

The Haunting Season

The Haunting Season
  • Author : Bridget Collins,Imogen Hermes Gowar,Kiran Millwood Hargrave,Andrew Michael Hurley,Jess Kidd,Elizabeth Macneal,Natasha Pulley,Laura Purcell
  • Publisher : Pegasus Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : Eight bestselling, award-winning writers return to the time-honoured tradition of the seasonal ghost story in this spellbinding collection of new and original haunted tales Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition of supernatural horror, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather ...

Neo Georgian Fiction

Neo Georgian Fiction
  • Author : Jakub Lipski,Joanna Maciulewicz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : Introduction: Delineating the neo-Georgian / Jakub Lipski and Joanna Maciulewicz -- Peter Ackroyd's neo-Georgian fiction : reconstructing "the Age of Disguise" / Jakub Lipski -- Defoe's foes : the author as character / Daniel Cook -- Beyond terracentric history : eighteenth-century slave trade in Barry Unsworth's Sacred hunger / Przemysław Uściński -- "Whose pictur'd ...

The Leviathan

The Leviathan
  • Author : Rosie Andrews
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-02-17
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : She is awake Norfolk, 1643. Reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater has been summoned back from the civil war tearing England apart by his sister, making allegations of improper behaviour between their widowed father and a new servant. By the time Thomas returns home, his father is insensible, felled by a stroke, and ...

Standing Up to Life Paper Back

Standing Up to Life  Paper Back
  • Author : Tiffany Shar
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2009-02-06
  • Total pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : Paper Back Version:Brandon is a bright boy growing up near Albuquerque, New Mexico. He likes school, soccer, computer games, and playing in the school band. Small for his age and youngest in his class, his size has made him the target of every school bully for years. Each year ...

The Golem and the Djinni

The Golem and the Djinni
  • Author : Helene Wecker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 486
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : Tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and ...

The Doll Factory

The Doll Factory
  • Author : Elizabeth Macneal
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : A Sunday Times Bestseller, BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick and BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal is the intoxicating story of one woman's dreams of freedom in Victorian England and the man whose obsession threatens to destroy them forever . . . 'A sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale ...

The Gifts

The Gifts
  • Author : Liz Hyder
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2022-02-24
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : October 1840. A young woman staggers alone through a forest in Shropshire as a huge pair of impossible wings rip themselves from her shoulders. Meanwhile, when rumours of a 'fallen angel' cause a frenzy across London, a surgeon desperate for fame and fortune finds himself in the grips of a dangerous ...

Crimson and Bone a dark and gripping tale of love and obsession

Crimson and Bone  a dark and gripping tale of love and obsession
  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-05-18
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : 'A rich jewel of a story, full of desire and danger' - Julie Cohen. A dark tale of love and obsession, perfect for fans of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock and The Wicked Cometh. London, 1853. Annie Stride has nothing left to live for - she is a penniless prostitute, newly ...

Writers Artists Yearbook 2019

Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2019
  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-07-26
  • Total pages : 816
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword by Joanne Harris, bestselling author of 18 novels, including Chocolat New articles in ...