Bone China (Paperback)Laura Purcell (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 306 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Anyone familiar with Purcell's previous novels will know she's an expert at bone-rattling tension ... and Bone China is just as eerie ... Written with an atmosphere of real foreboding, this is a sensational late autumn read as the evenings close in * Stylist *
Du Maurier-tastic ... Purcell has a sure storytelling touch, a command of atmosphere and a keen eye for the telling details of social history. Oh, and she stores up some satisfying and suitably macabre final revelations -- Paraic O'Donnell * Guardian *
A Victorian tale replete with laudanum, tuberculosis and possibly fairies ... a clever, creepy read * Sunday Express, Best New Thrillers *
[Laura Purcell] does creeping menace like no one else. With Bone China, once again, I'm sleeping with the lights on * Red *
A brilliantly atmospheric and chilling tale and I raced through the pages hardly daring to find out what would happen next! Laura's characters and the world they inhabit are compelling, unsettling and richly drawn. A fabulous tale! -- Ruth Hogan, author of 'The Keeper of Lost Things'
With a cast of mysterious characters, a beautifully written sense of foreboding, and something malevolent (possibly) lurking around every cover, Bone China is a deliciously sinister and chilling read for fans of superior scary fiction * Heat *
If Charles Dickens and Emily Bronte had a love-child, it would be Laura Purcell. Bone China is a deliciously creepy novel full of rambling houses, storm-soaked nights, sinister secrets and hidden agendas that kept me turning the pages -- Lorna Cook, author of 'The Forgotten Village'
So many books are hyped up as being the next Jamaica Inn or the next Rebecca, but Bone China really is, and I think Queen Daphne might have to hand over the crown to Queen Laura. The research was just exquisite ... A cut above anything else I've read this year -- Natasha Pulley, author of 'The Watchmaker of Filigree Street'
I absolutely loved it. Sublime gothic atmosphere, completely gripping story and I honestly didn't expect it to hit me so hard emotionally. It's not just that I couldn't put it down, I just couldn't let go of those characters -- Martyn Waites, author of 'The Old Religion'
Profoundly atmospheric and eerie ... Full of compelling and beautifully crafted prose and a plot that will have you racing through the pages * Sunday Post *
This is an absolute treat, all wrapped up in Laura Purcell's gorgeous and compelling prose. I would very happily be pixy-led for days through the pages of this book! -- Alison Littlewood, author of 'A Cold Season'
Menacing, macabre and utterly gripping. Laura Purcell has done it again -- Essie Fox, author of 'The Last Days of Leda Grey'
Brilliant, spine chillingly clever, a fabulously suspenseful tale that will seduce you utterly with its twists and turns -- Professor Kate Williams, author of 'Rival Queens'
Purcell is rapidly making a name for herself as the queen of the superior bone chiller and this newest novel is no exception ... Naturally nothing is as it appears and a very creepy mystery soon unfolds -- Sarah Hughes * i *
I absolutely loved it! I raced through it, transfixed, as the gloomy and atmospheric Morvoren House offered up its chilling secrets. Laura spins her plot with all the mischievous cunning of a Cornish Fairy -- Sonia Velton, author of 'Blackberry and Wild Rose'
Praise for The Corset: A classic Victorian tale of murder most foul, twisted with a curious supernatural thread ... chilling * Stylist *
A contender for my Book of the Year. Beautifully written, intricately plotted, a masterpiece -- Sarah Hilary
Intricate, atmospheric and chilling - with a wonderfully dark premise at its heart * Woman & Home *
A compelling slice of early Victorian gothic ... An evocative portrait of a society that punishes women who dare to contravene social norms * Guardian *
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