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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

(2018)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book (nominee)
Picked as a `MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018' by Vogue, Sunday Times, Observer, The Times, Sunday Mirror, Daily Express, BBC Arts, Red Magazine, Stylist, The Pool, Emerald Street, Independent, The Herald, Irish Times, Irish Tatler, The Journal and Irish Independent. `A brilliantly plotted story of mermaids, madams and intrigue in 1780s London and I wouldn't be surprised to see it become the Essex Serpent of 2018' - The Pool'Imogen Hermes Gowar is a soon-to-be literary star' - Sunday TimesTHIS 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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Beautifully written...As seductive as any siren's song, this remarkable, glittering Georgian tale has a heart of purest gold." - Essie Fox

"The richness and rhythm of the writing is irresistible." - Emma Healey

"A wonderful read." - Nina Stibbe


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January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-4328-5954-4 / 978-1-4328-5954-1 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A Novel
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 0-06-285995-1 / 978-0-06-285995-2 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-911215-72-8 / 978-1-911215-72-1 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-78470-599-3 / 978-1-78470-599-2 (UK edition)
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October 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 0-06-285996-X / 978-0-06-285996-9 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A Novel
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-4434-5669-1 / 978-1-4434-5669-2 (Canada edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-911215-73-6 / 978-1-911215-73-8 (UK edition)
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-982553-64-2 / 978-1-982553-64-7 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-982553-65-0 / 978-1-982553-65-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
Author(s): Imogen Hermes Gowar
ISBN: 1-982553-66-9 / 978-1-982553-66-1 (USA edition)
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A Novel
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A Novel
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A Novel
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Title: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
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