Luckenbooth (Hardback)
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Luckenbooth (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 14/01/2021

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Possessed of a gothic menace all its own, Fagan’s chilling novel interweaves a demonic birthing with the disturbing misfortunes of the residents of an Edinburgh tenement in darkly lyrical prose.

Stories tucked away on every floor. No. 10 Luckenbooth Close is an archetypal Edinburgh tenement.

The devil's daughter rows to the shores of Leith in a coffin. The year is 1910 and she has been sent to a tenement building in Edinburgh by her recently deceased father to bear a child for a wealthy man and his fiancee. The harrowing events that follow lead to a curse on the building and its residents - a curse that will last for the rest of the century.

Over nine decades, No. 10 Luckenbooth Close bears witness to emblems of a changing world outside its walls. An infamous madam, a spy, a famous Beat poet, a coal miner who fears daylight, a psychic: these are some of the residents whose lives are plagued by the building's troubled history in disparate, sometimes chilling ways. The curse creeps up the nine floors and an enraged spirit world swells to the surface, desperate for the true horror of the building's longest kept secret to be heard.

Luckenbooth is a bold, haunting and dazzlingly unique novel about the stories and secrets we leave behind, and the places that hold them long after we are gone.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780434023318
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 461 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 32 mm

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Carolyn Percy

“Dark & twisty Gothic fairytale”

Fagan's writing is as electric and inimitable as ever, Luckenbooth is a very dark & twisty Gothic fairytale as well as a portrait of Edinburgh & Edinburgh society over the decades.

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“Luckenbooth”

This is quite a dark story from the off. She arrives in a coffin made by her father, rather than by boat. The story is set in Edinburgh in a 9 storey apartment. Each floor is a different part of the story. There is a... More

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“decline and fall”

Number 10 Luckenbooth Close is a nine-storey tenement building in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Over ninety years we witness the changing times and the building’s slow decline told in snapshots through nine of... More

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