The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Titel: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Auteur: Gowar, Imogen Hermes
Bestelnr.: 9781911215738
Uitgever: Harvill
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One September evening in 1785, one of Jonah Hancock's captains arrives - having sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, this marvel spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. A spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.

This voyage is special. It will change everything...
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.
Where will their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?
In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.