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Bone China

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
'Du Maurier-tastic' GUARDIAN

'Deliciously sinister' HEAT

'A clever, creepy read' SUNDAY EXPRESS


Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken.

But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home.

Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last…

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"If Charles Dickens and Emily Brontë had a love-child, it would be Laura Purcell. Bone China is a deliciously creepy novel full of rambling houses, storm-soaked nights, sinister secrets and hidden agendas that kept me turning the pages." - Lorna Cook

"Menacing, macabre and utterly gripping. Laura Purcell has done it again." - Essie Fox

"Laura is a masterful writer, her deliciously gothic stories so skillfully woven that you can't get them out of your head even if you wanted to." - Stacey Halls

"A brilliantly atmospheric and chilling tale and I raced through the pages hardly daring to find out what would happen next! Laura's characters and the world they inhabit are compelling, unsettling and richly drawn. A fabulous tale!" - Ruth Hogan

"This is an absolute treat, all wrapped up in Laura Purcell's gorgeous and compelling prose. I would very happily be pixy-led for days through the pages of this book!" - Alison Littlewood

"So many books are hyped up as being the next Jamaica Inn or the next Rebecca, but Bone China really is, and I think Queen Daphne might have to hand over the crown to Queen Laura. The research was just exquisite ... A cut above anything else I've read this year." - Natasha Pulley

"I absolutely loved it! I raced through it, transfixed, as the gloomy and atmospheric Morvoren House offered up its chilling secrets. Laura spins her plot with all the mischievous cunning of a Cornish Fairy." - Sonia Velton

"I absolutely loved it. Sublime gothic atmosphere, completely gripping story and I honestly didn't expect it to hit me so hard emotionally. It's not just that I couldn't put it down, I just couldn't let go of those characters." - Martyn Waites


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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bone China: A wonderfully atmospheric tale for winter reading
Author(s): Laura Purcell
ISBN: 1-5266-0253-9 / 978-1-5266-0253-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bone China: A wonderfully atmospheric tale for winter reading
Author(s): Laura Purcell
ISBN: 1-5266-0250-4 / 978-1-5266-0250-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bone China
Author(s): Laura Purcell
ISBN: 1-5266-0252-0 / 978-1-5266-0252-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bone China
Author(s): Laura Purcell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bone China
Author(s): Laura Purcell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bone China
Author(s): Laura Purcell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bone China: A wonderfully atmospheric tale for winter reading
Author(s): Laura Purcell
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU