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The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry
The Essex Serpent
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3.50 5
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781781255452 (1781255458)
ASIN: 1781255458
Publisher: Profile Books
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Essex Serpent
What an odd book. I liked it, but I'm struggling to say why. I suspect I've just been fed literary fiction disguised as something more palatable and mainstream, wrapped in an irresistible cover. The two most overwhelming impressions I took away from the book are poetry and allegory. Poetry in t...
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
2.5 Halloween Bingo - Monsters Square - The dark powers of the mind
Had I known the truth about this book, I probably wouldn't have read it for Halloween Bingo, but I would have enjoyed it more if/when I did read it. Some spoilers from here on out, though I'm not going to go into a long, detailed summary. There is no actual monster. The summary I read on the li...
DubaiReader rated it
3.0 Gothic Victorian novel.
According to GoodReads, this book has been nominated for eight awards to date, but I'm afraid I found it rather slow and it failed to hold my interest. On several occasions I had to rewind the audiobook as I had lost my train of thought, which left me wondering if this might be a book that is better...
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4.0 The Essex Serpent / Sarah Perry
Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way.They are Cora Seaborne and Wi...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
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5.0 The Essex Serpent
Cora Seaborne is a recent widow to an abusive husband and is reveling in her new found freedom. Dr. Luke Garrett saw Mr. Seaborne through his illness and is now enraptured with Mrs. Seaborne. He is also on the verge of performing open heart surgery, if only he had a willing participant. Taken wit...
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