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The Butcher's Hook

(2016)
A novel by

 

"Utterly mesmeric."
Hannah Kent


"A masterful storyteller."
Clare Mackintosh


Set in Georgian London, the dark and twisted tale of a young girl who determines to take her destiny into her own hands - no matter the cost.

London, summer 1763.... At 19, Anne Jaccob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher's apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him....

The only daughter of well-to-do parents, Anne lives a sheltered life. Her home is a miserable place. Though her family want for nothing, her father is uncaring, her mother is ailing, and the baby brother who taught her to love is dead.

Unfortunately, her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub. But Anne is a determined young woman, with an idiosyncratic moral compass. In the matter of pursuing her own happiness, she shows no fear or hesitation. Even if it means getting a little blood on her hands....

A vivid and surprising tale, The Butcher's Hook brims with the color and atmosphere of Georgian London, as seen through the eyes of a strange and memorable young woman.

Genre: Historical
 
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Used availability for Janet Ellis's The Butcher's Hook


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook: A Novel
Author(s): Janet Ellis
ISBN: 1-68177-311-2 / 978-1-68177-311-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook: Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016
Author(s): Janet Ellis
ISBN: 1-4736-2511-4 / 978-1-4736-2511-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook: Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016
Author(s): Janet Ellis
ISBN: 1-4736-2515-7 / 978-1-4736-2515-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook
Author(s): Janet Ellis
ISBN: 1-4870-0099-5 / 978-1-4870-0099-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook: Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016
Author(s): Janet Ellis
ISBN: 1-4736-2512-2 / 978-1-4736-2512-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook
Author(s): Janet Ellis
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook
Author(s): Janet Ellis
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon   

February 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook
Author(s): Janet Ellis
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook: A Novel
Author(s): Janet Ellis
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   

March 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook
Author(s): Janet Ellis
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Butcher's Hook: Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016
Author(s): Janet Ellis
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   


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