The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Written By Imogen Hermes Gowar
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
  • Publsiher : Harvill Secker
  • Release : 27 November 2021
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 18 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock written by Imogen Hermes Gowar which was release on 27 November 2021, this book published by Harvill Secker. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 : 368
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : 'Bask in the brilliance . . . Golden Age Amsterdam, Versailles, the court of Charles I - it's armchair travel with a unique companion' MAIL ON SUNDAY The 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 ...

The Haunting Season

The Haunting Season
  • Author : Bridget Collins,Natasha Pulley,Kiran Millwood Hargrave,Elizabeth Macneal,Laura Purcell,Andrew Michael Hurley,Jess Kidd,Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : Eight bestselling authors. A dazzling new collection of original haunted tales. This is your indispensable companion to the long, dark nights this October. THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'You won't find a more thrilling winter read this year, or a better line up of writers who have mastered the gothic ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 Floating Theatre

The Floating Theatre
  • Author : Martha Conway
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2017-06-15
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : 'Completely charming' Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock 'An engaging story with lovely detail' Daily Mail Ohio, 1838. To save the lives of others, a young seamstress must risk her own. When young seamstress May Bedloe is left alone and penniless on the shore of the Ohio, ...

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 ...

Transnational Environmental Law in the Anthropocene

Transnational Environmental Law in the Anthropocene
  • Author : Emily Webster,Laura Mai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-31
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : Anthropocene is the proposed name for the new geological epoch in which humans have overwhelming impact on planetary processes. This edited volume invites reflection on the meaning and role of law in light of changing planetary realties. Taking the concept of the Anthropocene as a starting point, the contributions to ...

The Book Lover s Guide to London

The Book Lover s Guide to London
  • Author : Sarah Sarah Milne
  • Publisher : White Owl
  • Release Date : 2022-01-30
  • Total pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : Many of the greatest names in literature have visited or made their home in the colorful and diverse metropolis of London. From Charles Dickens to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf to Bernadine Evaristo, London’s writers have bought the city to life through some of the best known and loved stories ...

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 ...

Hag

Hag
  • Author : Daisy Johnson,Kirsty Logan,Emma Glass,Eimear McBride,Natasha Carthew,Mahsuda Snaith,Naomi Booth,Liv Little,Imogen Hermes Gowar,Irenosen Okojie
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-08
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781911215721
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Summary : 'Engaging, modern fables with a feminist tang' Sunday Times DARK, POTENT AND UNCANNY, HAG BURSTS WITH THE UNTOLD STORIES OF OUR ISLES, CAPTURED IN VOICES AS VARIED AS THEY ARE VIVID. Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost ...