Mr Cadmus: Signed Edition (Hardback)Peter Ackroyd (author)
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Mysterious Mr Cadmus from an unknown Mediterranean island turns the life of an idyllic English village upside down in this deliciously twisted gothic tale from the author of Hawskmoor.
Two apparently harmless women reside in cottages one building apart in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne. Miss Finch and Miss Swallow, cousins, have put their pasts behind them and settled into conventional country life. But when a mysterious foreigner, Theodore Cadmus - from Caldera, a Mediterranean island nobody has heard of - moves into the middle cottage, the safe monotony of their lives is shattered.
The fates of the two cousins and Mr Cadmus, and those of Little Camborne and Caldera, become inextricably enmeshed. Long-hidden secrets and long-held grudges threaten to surface, drawing all into a vortex of subterfuge, theft, violence, mayhem . . . and murder.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 22 mm
'Mr Cadmus is a treat of a tale. To a "polite" English village add a sprinkling of sinister. The result? Cosy and twisted, comic and gothic, with a show-stealing parrot' - Jess Kidd
'Follows the mysterious Mr Cadmus who hails from a Mediterranean island nobody has heard of and turns life in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne upside down' - The Times, Best books to look out for
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