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The Butcher's Hook

(2016)
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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    

"Utterly mesmeric." - Hannah Kent

"A masterful storyteller." - Clare Mackintosh


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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Availability: Amazon CA   


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


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


Kindle Editions

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


March 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Author(s): Janet Ellis
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   


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Title: The Butcher's Hook: Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016
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