Set in 17th-century rural England, this novel is the tale of two women. One is large, voluptuous and charismatic - a prostitute to whom many, not just me, are drawn. The other is young, slight and solitary - a servant whose quest is to solve the mystery of the prostitute's death.
Set in seventeenth-century rural England, BONE HOUSE is the tale of two women. One is large, voluptuous and charismatic - a prostitute to whom many, not just men, are drawn. The other is young, slight and solitary - a servant whose quest to solve the mystery of the prostitute's death leads her to shocking discoveries, unexpected love, and the beginnings of a future.
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'Betsy Tobin('s debut novel) mesmerises the reader with its gentle mysticism, carnal themes and dream-like qualities...a fine gothic novel which burrows under the skin' THE TIMES'A wonderful and moving novel...it deserves the widest possible readership' Iain Pears, author of AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST'Wonderful! Betsy Tobin has skillfully portrayed life in a 17th-century English village as well as written a compelling mystery. The maid's voice is deceptively clear, the plot subtly twisty-turny, and the results are poignant and gripping' Tracy Chevalier, author of GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING'Provocative [and] gripping...a tale shimmering with psychological depth' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'Tobin cuts through a tangle of dark and dirty secrets...with pearly clarity....A compelling story of haunted lives' Time OutTaut and assured...[a] seductive story' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
About Betsy Tobin
Betsy Tobin was born in the American Midwest and emigrated to England in 1989. A journalist, playwright and prize-winning short story author, Betsy lives in London with her husband and four children. BONE HOUSE is her first novel.
Bone House by Betsy Tobin
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