The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

the absolutely spellbinding Sunday Times top ten bestselling historical fiction phenomenon

    • 3.9 • 72 Ratings
    • £4.99
    • £4.99

Publisher Description

'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 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, where he meets Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on...

What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the legendary destructive power a mermaid is said to possess?
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PRAISE FOR THE MERMAID AND MRS HANCOCK:

'Full of rich detail' Stylist

'A gloriously assured debut, set in a beautifully drawn London' Red Magazine

'A deliciously salty slab of historical fiction' Daily Telegraph

'A wonderful read' Nina Stibbe

'A dizzyingly good debut' The Times

'Imogen Hermes Gowar delights in the feminine fakery of mermaids, but as a writer she is the real deal' Hermione Eyre, author of Viper Wine

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
25 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
4.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Tiger0091 ,

Compelling read

Plot twists are good although a few character stories are abandoned which is disappointing. There is a grisly scene which did not really fit in with the rest of the book.

Southacre28 ,

Unusual

A very unusual book. Certainly not what I expected at all. Extremely well written. You cannot predict this book at all.
I found it very sad and actually depressing in parts but was compelled to continue to read it. Just as it’s sadness is conveyed so is it’s joy fortunately.
An unusual book worth reading.

rachelthemermaid ,

Magical story

Beautifully written. Loved the characters and story. Sad to finish it

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