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Once Upon a River

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A SPELLBINDING, MULTI-LAYERED MYSTERY SET IN THE 19TH CENTURY AROUND THE THAMES, BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIRTEENTH TALE.

"Swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful. Give yourself a treat and read it!" (Madeline Miller, Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe)

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On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child.

Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes and breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?

Is it magic?

And who does the little girl belong to?

An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield's bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

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"Diane's masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing." (M L Stedman, bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans)

"I was completely spellbound by this book. Utterly brilliant!" (Ruth Hogan, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things)

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"This is magical, bewitching story telling – and so cleverly structured…it possesses all those narrative values I have always cherished…: high prose expressed with rare clarity, story for the unashamed sake of story, a kind of moral dreaminess." - Jim Crace

"I was completely spellbound by this book. Numerous strands of the same story are skilfully woven into a magical web from which I, as a reader, had no desire to escape. Setterfield’s prose is beautiful, dark and eerily atmospheric, and her rich cast of characters convincingly illustrate the best and worst of humanity. Utterly brilliant!" - Ruth Hogan

"Once Upon a River is one of the most pleasurable and satisfying new books I've read in a long time. Setterfield is a master storyteller, her language flowing with a dark magic very like the river at the heart of her tale: swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful. Give yourself a treat and read it!" - Madeline Miller

"Diane's masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing. It lures you into its depths and carries you along in its vividly evoked world." - M L Stedman


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Used availability for Diane Setterfield's Once Upon a River

Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Library Binding

Title: Once upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 1-64358-108-2 / 978-1-64358-108-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 0-85752-565-4 / 978-0-85752-565-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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December 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 0-385-66332-3 / 978-0-385-66332-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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December 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once Upon a River: A Novel
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 0-7432-9807-1 / 978-0-7432-9807-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 1-78416-363-5 / 978-1-78416-363-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Once Upon a River: A Novel
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 0-7432-9808-X / 978-0-7432-9808-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 0-85752-566-2 / 978-0-85752-566-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Once Upon a River: A Novel
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 1-5082-5677-2 / 978-1-5082-5677-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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December 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Once Upon a River
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Once Upon a River: A Novel
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon