The Quick (Paperback)Lauren Owen (author)
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You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick -
But first, reader, you must travel to Victorian England, and there, in the wilds of Yorkshire, meet a brother and sister alone in the world, a pair bound by tragedy. You will, in time, enter the rooms of London's mysterious Aegolius Club - a society of the richest, most powerful men in England. And at some point - we cannot say when - these worlds will collide.
It is then, and only then, that a new world emerges, a world of romance, adventure and the most delicious of horrors - and the secrets of The Quick are revealed.
'Sly and glittering' Hilary Mantel
'Impossible to resist' Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
A Gothic blockbuster. * Independent *
Energetically throwing together real history and gothic fantasy, Owen has produced a novel that is macabre, readable and atmospheric. -- Nick Rennison * Sunday Times *
A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist. -- KATE ATKINSON
Debut gothic mystery from a new British talent. -- Kate Figes * Mail on Sunday *
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