What a treat to discover a debut novel as enthralling as The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock!
Imogen Hermes Gowar has produced a remarkable tale, embroiling us in Georgian London among merchants and courtesans.
It is not just the convincing historical details that makes this novel such a treat, although they certainly help. Imogen has also imbued her tale with convincing characters, a compelling plot, and a dash of magic that brings depression rather than joy.
So how to celebrate the discovery of such a delightful book? We’re offering a special pre-order price, so customers can buy it for £10.50 instead of £12.99. And we’re holding a special party in the shop, which is under construction – customers can pick up their copies, enjoy light refreshments, and also have a preview look at the work underway.
We’ve also scheduled a book group discussion for our customers.