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Author Gowar, Imogen Hermes, author.

Title The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock [text (large print)] : a history in three volumnes / by Imogen Hermes Gowar.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  LP FIC GOW    AVAILABLE
 Genoa PL Stacks - GELY-11  LP GOWAR    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Large Print - JHLY-14  LP GOWAR    AVAILABLE
Edition Large print edition.
Description 679 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction.
Summary "IMOGEN HERMES GOWAR was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship in 2013 to study creative writing at the Uni- versity of East Anglia. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, her first novel, is short-listed for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction and the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award, and was a finalist in the Mslexia First Novel Competition. Her previous stud- ies in archaeology, anthropology, and art history, and her work in museums, inspire her fiction. She lives in London."-- Provided by publisher.
"Irish Times In 1780s London, a prosperous merchant finds his quiet life upended when he unexpectedly receives a most unusual creature--and meets extraordinary woman-in this much-lauded, atmospheric debut that examines our capacity for wonder, obsession, and desire with all the magnetism, originality, and literary magic of The Essex Serpent.One September evening in 1785, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door near the docks of London. The captain of one of Jonah's trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold the Jonah's ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid. Jonah is stunned--the object the captain presents him is brown and wizened, as small as an infant, with vicious teeth and claws, and a torso that ends in the tail of a fish. It is also dead.As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlors and brothels, all of London is curious to see this marvel in Jonah Hancock's possession. Thrust from his ordinary existence, somber Jonah finds himself moving from the city's seedy underbelly to the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of the coquettish Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on--and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Seafaring life -- Fiction.
Mermaids -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Voyages and travels. (OCoLC)fst01169308
Humorous stories.
Seafaring life -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Mermaids -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Humorous fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Humorous fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726649
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781432859541 (hardcover)

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