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The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl

(2015)
(The second book in the Peculiar Adventures Of John Loveheart series)
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A dark and twisted Victorian melodrama, like Alice in Wonderland goes to Hell, from the author of The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath.

Two orphans, Pedrock and Boo Boo, are sent to live in the sinister village of Darkwound. There they meet and befriend the magical and dangerous Mr Loveheart and his neighbour, Professor Hummingbird, a recluse who collects rare butterflies. Little do they know that Professor Hummingbird has attracted the wrath of a demon named Mr Angelcakes.

One night, Mr Angelcakes visits Boo Boo and carves a butterfly onto her back. Boo Boo starts to metamorphose into a butterfly/human hybrid, and is kidnapped by Professor Hummingbird. When Mr Loveheart attempts to rescue her with the aid of Detective White and Constable Walnut, they too are turned into butterflies.

Caught between Professor Hummingbird and the demon Angelcakes, Loveheart finds himself entangled in a web much wider and darker than he could have imagined, and a plot that leads him right to the Prime Minister and even Queen Victoria herself ...

File Under: Fantasy [ Closing the Net / Heads in the Trees / The Angel-Eater / Prime Minister's Questions ]

    

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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : Paperback
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Title: The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl: The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, ESQ. Vol II
Author(s): Ishbelle Bee
ISBN: 1-5252-3042-5 / 978-1-5252-3042-4
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq.)
Author(s): Ishbelle Bee
ISBN: 0-85766-444-1 / 978-0-85766-444-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures Of John Loveheart Book 2)
Author(s): Ishbelle Bee
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume 2 (Notebooks of John Loveheart, Esq)
Author(s): Ishbelle Bee
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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