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The Mermaid

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of Lost Boy comes a beautiful historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea, only to become the star attraction of history's greatest showman.

Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land.

Once there was a man called P. T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid.

Amelia agrees to play the mermaid for Barnum and walk among men in their world, believing she can leave anytime she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he's determined to hold on to his mermaid.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"In her latest novel, The Mermaid, Christina Henry weaves a captivating tale of an intriguing young woman who finds herself in the world of the greatest showman, PT Barnum. Original and magical, this is a novel to dive into and savour." - Hazel Gaynor

"There is a current of longing that runs through The Mermaid: longing for the sea, for truth, for love. It is irresistible and will sweep you away." - Ellen Herrick

"Beautifully written and daringly conceived, The Mermaid is a fabulous story, in both senses of that word. It's full of magic and passion and courage, set against a convincing historical backdrop in which women, much less mermaids, have only the power they seize for themselves. Henry's spare, muscular prose is a delight. I loved this novel." - Louisa Morgan


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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
ISBN: 0-399-58404-8 / 978-0-399-58404-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
ISBN: 1-78565-570-1 / 978-1-78565-570-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mermaid
Author(s): Christina Henry
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU