179: Signed pre-publication proof copy of ESSIE FOX’s novel The SomnambulistPosted: March 17, 2011
ITEM: Signed pre-publication proof copy of debut novelist ESSIE FOX’s gothic Victorian mystery: THE SOMNAMBULIST. Essie will dedicate and sign a pre-publication proof copy with any personalised message the bidder desires – so long as it’s decent!
DETAILS: The Somnambulist won’t be published until May 26th, but the back cover blurb will say something like this:
“Some secrets are better left buried…”
When seventeen-year old Phoebe Turner visits Wilton’s Music Hall to watch her Aunt Cissy performing on stage, she risks the wrath of her mother Maud who marches with the Hallelujah Army, campaigning for all London theatres to close. While there, Phoebe is drawn to a stranger, the enigmatic Nathaniel Samuels who heralds dramatic change in the lives of all three women. And, when forced to accept the position of companion to Nathaniel’s reclusive wife, Phoebe leaves her life in London’s East End for Dinwood Court in Herefordshire – a house that may well be haunted and which holds the darkest of truths.
In a gloriously gothic debut, Essie Fox weaves a spellbinding tale of guilt and deception, regret and lost love.
Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy, last year’s favourite title on Channel 4’s TV Book Club reviewed THE SOMNAMBULIST as: ‘Vividly compelling, dark and dazzling.’