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Essex Serpent

Author: Perry, Sarah
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Pub Date: 20/04/2017
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781255452
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview 2016's literary sensation, a thrilling and unforgettable historical novel of love and intrigue now out in paperback.
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THE WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION #1 BESTSELLING FICTION HARDBACK CHRISTMAS 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 COSTA NOVEL AWARD OVER 100,000 HARDBACKS SOLD London 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge. On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith.
As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both. The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.

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