The Butcher’s Hook

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The debut novel by actress and presenter Janet Ellis set in London, in the summer of 1763. At nineteen, Anne Jaccob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher’s apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him. The only daughter of well-to-do parents, Anne lives a sheltered life. Her home is a miserable place. Though her family want for nothing, her father is uncaring, her mother is ailing, and the baby brother who taught her to love is dead. Unfortunately her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub. But Anne is a determined young woman, with an idiosyncratic moral compass. In the matter of pursuing her own happiness, she shows no fear or hesitation. Even if it means getting a little blood on her hands.

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***LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016***

‘KNOWS HOW TO KEEP HER AUDIENCE HOOKED’ The Times
‘A MASTERFUL STORYTELLER’ Clare Mackintosh
‘DARK, WEIRD AND GLORIOUSLY FEMINIST’ Elle

Georgian London, in the summer of 1763.
At nineteen, Anne Jaccob, the elder daughter of well-to-do parents, meets Fub the butcher’s apprentice and is awakened to the possibilities of joy and passion.
Anne lives a sheltered life: her home is a miserable place and her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub.
But Anne is an unusual young woman and is determined to pursue her own happiness in her own way…
…even if that means getting a little blood on her hands.

‘A SHARP EYE AND A SHARPER WIT’ Guardian
‘A SPIRITED, DARK DEBUT’ Woman & Home
‘STRANGE, DARK AND UTTERLY MESMERIC’ Hannah Kent

*And Janet Ellis’s second, darkly compelling novel, How It Was, is out now*

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Weight0.26 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 13 × 3.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

347

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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