The Book and Pub Club reads The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
mer. 24 avril à 01:00
The Book and Pub Club is a monthly book club geared towards 20- to 30-somethings. Each month we meet in a different local pub and discuss a book over drinks. (21+ only) One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on… and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This chance meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, a journey on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost… What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess? Copies of the book are available at the Valley Cottage and Nyack libraries (or your local library).
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