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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

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.

Product details

Format

Hardback
| 496 pages

Dimensions

156
x 240
x 46mm

| 1,098g

Publication date
25 Jan 2018

Publisher

Vintage Publishing

Imprint
HARVILL SECKER

Publication City/Country

London, United Kingdom

Language

English

ISBN10
1911215728

ISBN13
9781911215721

Bestsellers rank

43,366

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