The North Water (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 02/09/2021
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A chilling exploration of good and evil set aboard a nineteenth-century whaling vessel, McGuire's cult novel follows a disgraced former Army surgeon on a hellish Arctic voyage as a cold-blooded killer stalks the deck.

Now a major BBC TV series starring Colin Farrell, Jack O'Connell, and Stephen Graham.

A ship sets sail with a killer on board...

1859. A man joins a whaling ship bound for the Arctic Circle. Having left the British Army with his reputation in tatters, Patrick Sumner has little option but to accept the position of ship's surgeon on this ill-fated voyage. But when, deep into the journey, a cabin boy is discovered brutally killed, Sumner finds himself forced to act.

Soon he will face an evil even greater than he had encountered at the siege of Delhi, in the shape of Henry Drax: harpooner, murderer, monster...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398511736
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm
Edition: TV Tie-In


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'A tour de force' - Hilary Mantel

'Riveting and darkly brilliant' - Colm Toibin

'One of my favourite books ever' - Richard Osman

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“As bone chilling tale on board a whaling ship and is as chilling as the Arctic waters. Ian McGuire has written a classic tale”

The setting for Ian McGuire’s second novel is aboard the 19th - Century Yorkshire based whaling ship Volunteer but something is not right. On board is the usual mix of whalers but also on board for the first time is... More

Hardback edition
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“A Compelling Story Of Endurance”

A nineteenth century whaling expedition to the Arctic - among the crew, a disgraced Irish surgeon, a captain intent on insurance fraud and a serial killer. That makes it sound rather more commercially-focused than it... More

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Emily at Lancaster King Street

“Moby Dick meets The Revenant”

Thanks to Claire at Simon and Schuster for the review copy.

Moby Dick meets The Revenant. That's the best way I can think of to describe this haunting tale of murder, depravity, and survival. It's as bleak... More

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