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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Hardback (unsigned) £14.99
Published 25th January 2018, 496 pages
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A GUARDIAN, THE TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH AND EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION.

‘A cracking historical novel’ The Times
‘Pure storytelling pleasure’ Metro

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.

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
by Imogen Hermes Gowar

ISBN
9781911215721

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Jan. 25, 2018

Dimensions
24.0cm x 16.2cm x 4.3cm

Page count
496 pages