Hardback Once upon a river / Diane Setterfield.
Publication year: 2018
Media type Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780857525659 (hbk.) :
Extent: 420 pages : map (black and white) ; 24 cm
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A dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science? Replete with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, 'Once Upon a River' is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield's bestseller 'The Thirteenth Tale'.
A wonderful, richly woven tale, packed full of memorable characters, evocative, realistic locations. You will Be spellbound as each layer reveals its secrets. A thoroughly rewarding novel that will appeal to those who enjoy a thumping good read full of mystery, human yearning and the follies of human relationships. One to re-read.