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The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent


作者  /  Sarah Perry

出版社 / SERPENT'S TAIL

出版日期 / 2016/05/27

商品語言 / 英文

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The Sunday Times bestseller

'One of the most memorable historical novels of the past decade' - Sunday Times

Let THE ESSEX SERPENT wrap itself around you this summer

London 1893. When Cora Seaborne's husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one, and she never suited the role of society wife. Accompanied by her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, where she hopes fresh air and open space will provide the refuge they need.

When they take lodgings in Colchester, rumours reach them from further up the estuary that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, is immediately enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a previously undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar.

Like Cora, Will is deeply suspicious of the rumours, but he thinks they are founded on moral panic, a flight from real faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, he and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart, eventually changing each other's lives in ways entirely unexpected.

Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take.







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誠品26碼 /2681355356004
ISBN 13 /9781781255445
ISBN 10 /178125544X
EAN /9781781255445

頁數432
尺寸22.2X14.4CM
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語言英文
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