The House of Marvellous Books (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 01/05/2023
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Tucked away in a near-derelict library in the centre of London, The House of Marvellous Books is a publishing house on the brink of financial disaster. With assistant Ursula asleep at her desk, head publisher Gerard going health and safety mad, and chief editor Drusilla focused on finding a supposedly priceless but famously missing manuscript, there is hardly anyone left to steer the ship.

Young Mortimer Blakeley-Smith, junior editor, charts the descent of the House in his logbook as it lurches from one failure to the next. Will mysterious Russian buyers, lurking in the wings, finally sink the ship? Or will Drusilla find the legendary Daybreak Manuscript and save the day?

Publisher: Fairlight Books
ISBN: 9781914148231
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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'A joyride of a novel ripe with delightful irony and a flurry of colourful characters. It will have its readers smiling throughout' -Jac Shreeves-Lee, author of 'Broadwater'; 'A book full of funny lines, set pieces and memorable characters - Fiona Vigo Marshall's bookish jeu d'esprit is hugely entertaining' -Gill Darling, author of 'Erringby'; 'A must-read, rib-tickling, uproarious satire' -Peter Tyler, Emeritus Professor of Community Psychiatry and Consultant in Transformation Psychiatry, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; 'Amusing satire of the publishing industry' -The Independent; 'a hilarious and charming must-read for anyone who loves books - it deserves to be a massive word-of-mouth bestseller' -Red Magazine; 'This is a must-read for anyone who loves books' -Sarra Manning, author of 'Rescue Me'

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“A warm and witty read for writers, publishers and booklovers everywhere”

The House of Marvellous Books is such a humorous, entertaining story. Fiona Vigo’s wit kept me giggling and her fabulously vivid descriptions of a traditional publishing house made for a truly immersive experience. As... More

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Katy Wheatley

“A Wry Look at the Eccentricities of Publishing”

The House of Marvellous Books is an antiquated publishing house with a peculiar book list and decidedly eccentric employees and workers. Housed in an ancient, listed building and hemmed in by covenants and a... More

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