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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 04/09/2014
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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
ISBN: 9780099569978
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A sly and glittering addition to the literature of the macabre . . . As soon as you have breathed with relief, much worse horrors begin. It's a skilled, assured performance, and it's hard to believe it is a first novel." -- HILARY MANTEL
"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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“Victorian Gothic for the 21st Century”

Mention vampires and these days many will think of the Twilight series and the numerous teen horror books it has spawned. Fear not! Here we have a very different sort of tale steeped in the traditions of the Victorian... More

Hardback edition
18th September 2014
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“Fresh Blood”

The first part of this book feels like Victorian melodrama. A shy young man goes to London to find his way as a writer. He meets a charming young man. Frowned upon feelings ensue. But this is when 'The... More

Paperback edition
16th April 2015
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Leilah Skelton at Doncaster

“A title that I savoured slowly...”

This is a book of slowly revealing mysteries, and it is very difficult to review it without revealing its secrets. Its beauty is in its intrigue. It only alludes to its own genre, even, before confirming in its final... More

Paperback edition
22nd April 2014
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