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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hallock Public Library WOM (Text) 35500006290348 New Checked out 07/22/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library SF WOM (Text) 33500013222476 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SF WOM (Text) 33500013222484 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781789093254
  • ISBN: 1789093252
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First Titan edition.
  • Publisher: London : Titan Books, [2020]

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General Note:
Includes book club questions (page 321).
Summary, etc.:
"1901. After the death of Queen Victoria, England heaves with the uncanny. Seances are held and the dead are called upon from darker realms. Helena Walton-Cisneros, known for her ability to find the lost and the displaced, is hired by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a twenty-year-old mystery: the disappearance of her three stepdaughters who vanished without a trace on the Norfolk Fens. But the Fens are an age-old land, where folk tales and dark magic still linger. The locals speak of devilmen and catatonic children are found on the Broads. Here, Helena finds what she was sent for, as the Fenland always gives up its secrets, in the end."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Womack's first novel, following her acclaimed dystopian anthology, Lost Objects (2018), continues her exploration of other worlds, this time examining the borders between reality and fairyland. In 1901, shortly after the death of Queen Victoria, Helena Walton-Cisneros, an independent investigator of missing children, is hired to reexamine a 20-year-old case involving three young girls. Their disappearance coincided with the appearance of a foundling given the name Samuel Moncrieff. While several children are reported missing in London, a distressed Samuel comes to stay at the home of his godfather, a prominent member of the British spiritualist community. The investigation hints at a link between the two, but how can a man who was a baby at the time of the disappearances have had anything to do with the missing girls, and how is he linked to recent events? Spiritualism, the suffragette movement, and the fairy tales of Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald combine with the author's lyrical writing style to convey an elegant sense of mystery and otherworldliness. This gothic fantasy will captivate fans of historical fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Womack's first novel, following her acclaimed dystopian anthology, Lost Objects (2018), continues her exploration of other worlds, this time examining the borders between reality and fairyland. In 1901, shortly after the death of Queen Victoria, Helena Walton-Cisneros, an independent investigator of missing children, is hired to reexamine a 20-year-old case involving three young girls. Their disappearance coincided with the appearance of a foundling given the name Samuel Moncrieff. While several children are reported missing in London, a distressed Samuel comes to stay at the home of his godfather, a prominent member of the British spiritualist community. The investigation hints at a link between the two, but how can a man who was a baby at the time of the disappearances have had anything to do with the missing girls, and how is he linked to recent events? Spiritualism, the suffragette movement, and the fairy tales of Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald combine with the author's lyrical writing style to convey an elegant sense of mystery and otherworldliness. This gothic fantasy will captivate fans of historical fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Marian Womack is a bilingual writer, born in Andalusia and raised in the UK. She is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop and the Creative Writing Masters at Cambridge University. She works for Cambridge University libraries, and her professional background is in academic libraries, having worked at Glasgow University Library and the Bodleian. Whilst living in Spain, Marian worked as a translator, desk editor, fiction publisher, and bookseller.

Subject: Spiritualists > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > England > Norfolk > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Fens > England > Norfolk > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Edward VII, 1901-1910 > Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
England > London.
Genre: Fiction.
History.
Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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