Please join us at Mainstreet on Thurs 14th April to meet actress and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis who will be discussing her debut novel, The Butcher’s Hook with the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Roland Gulliver.
A dark and twisted tale, The Butcher’s Hook brims with the colour and atmosphere of Georgian London, as seen through the eyes of a strange and memorable young woman. Anne is determined and singular 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.
Perfect for fans of Sarah Waters and Jessie Burton.
“Ellis has created something marvellous in the character of Anne Jaccob – her voice is strange, dark and utterly mesmeric. This is historical fiction as I’ve never encountered it before: full of viscera, snarling humour and obsessive desire. I loved it.” – Hannah Kent, Bestselling author of Burial Rites