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The Pleasures of Men By Kate Williams

The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

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Summary

Spitalfields, 1840. A murderer nicknamed The Man of Crows. A heroine with a mysterious past and a vivid imagination. Catherine Sorgeiul lives with her Uncle in a rambling house in London's East End.

The Pleasures of Men Summary

The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

Dark and compelling, The Pleasures of Men is a gothic thriller which marks Kate Williams as a stunning new voice in historical fiction.

Spitalfields, 1840.
A murderer nicknamed The Man of Crows.
A heroine with a mysterious past and a vivid imagination.


Catherine Sorgeiul lives with her Uncle in a rambling house in London's East End. When a murderer strikes, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair into their mouths to resemble a crow's beak, Catherine is fascinated, and devours news of his exploits.

As the murders cause panic throughout the city, she comes to believe she can channel the voices of his victims and that they will lead her to The Man himself. But she's already far closer than she realises - and lurking behind the lies she's been told about her past are secrets more deadly and devastating than anything her imagination can conjure.

'Wonderfully imaginative and gripping' Times

'Intense, intelligent and hugely entertaining' Guardian

'Intoxicating and disturbing . . . a soaring talent let loose' Independent on Sunday

'A juicy book, with sumptuous period detail and crammed with intrigue' Sunday Telegraph

'Fans of Sarah Watesr will love this' Good Housekeeping

'A spine-tingling and seductive thriller' Woman & Home

The Pleasures of Men Reviews

Pitch-perfect . . . This intoxicating and disturbing novel is properly thrilling and extraordinarily well-written * Independent on Sunday *
A dark story of murder and obsession * Elle *
An eerie murder mystery set in the corrupt heart of Victorian London * Marie Claire Good Book Club pick *
Part-bodice-ripper, part-slasher, the book's elaborate plot moves along at a brisk clip with a nod to the likes of Sarah Waters and Peter Ackroyd * Daily Mail *
A sure-footed evocation of seamy Victorian London * The Sunday Telegraph *
A sinister picture of a country, and protagonist, on the brink of hysteria * Psychologies *
As crowded with sensation as a Victorian parlour with furniture * The Scotsman *
A spider's web of a plot and a spine-tingling atmosphere of menace and suspense * The Times *
Mesmerising, elegant and compelling * The Lady *

About Kate Williams

Kate studied at Oxford and London and is the author of two non-fiction books: England's Mistress: the Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton and Becoming Queen. She lives in London.
The Pleasures of Men is her first novel.

Additional information

GOR003974657
9780241954546
0241954541
The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2012-07-05
416
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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