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Paperback:The Essex Serpent:2017 Paperback The Essex Serpent
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Author: Perry, Sarah
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media Paperback
Classification: F/HIS
Publisher: Serpent's Tail, 2017
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1781255458 9781781255452
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London 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge. On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affec
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Marmite book. About half of us loved it & other half either disliked it or couldn't finish it. Everyone liked descriptions of landscape a lot. Confusing story & almost 2 books in one. We all wanted more of Martha she deserves a book to herself.
17/10/17
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Large print:The Essex Serpent:2019 Large print
Author: Perry, Sarah
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books
Resource type: Physical
544 pages (large print) (Pbk)
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Hardback:Melmoth:2018 Hardback
Author: Perry, Sarah
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media Hardback
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Resource type: Physical
270p (Hbk)
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One of my favourite books of all time. Eerie and beautiful.
24/01/20
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eBook:The Essex Serpent:2016 eBook
Author: Perry, Sarah, 1979-
Year: 2016
Language: English
Media eBook
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Resource type: Electronic material
1 online resource (416 pages) (ePub ebook)
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1782834559
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eBook:Melmoth:2018 eBook
Author: Perry, Sarah, 1979-
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media eBook
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Resource type: Electronic material
1 online resource (288 pages) (ePub ebook)
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Large print:After Me Comes the Flood:2017 Large print
Author: Perry, Sarah, 1979-
Year: 2017
Language: English
Media Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books
Resource type: Physical
620 pages (large print) (Pbk)
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