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The mermaid and Mrs Hancock: a history in three volumes

The mermaid and Mrs Hancock: a history in three volumes

Gowar, Imogen Hermes, author

One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on - and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost. What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?

Hardback, Book. English. Historical fiction. Historical.
Published London: Harvill Secker, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: written by Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1911215728, 9781911215721
Physical Description: 488 pages ; 25 cm