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The Quick

by Lauren Owen

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The Quick Synopsis

You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick - But first you must travel to Victorian Yorkshire, and there, on a remote country estate, meet a brother and sister alone in the world and bound by tragedy. In time, you will enter the rooms of London's mysterious Aegolius Club - a society of some of the richest, most powerful men in fin-de-siecle England. And at some point - we cannot say when - these worlds will collide. It is then, and only then, that a new world emerges, one of romance, adventure and the most delicious of horrors - and the secrets of The Quick are revealed.

The Quick Press Reviews

A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist. -- KATE ATKINSON

 

A sly and glittering addition to the literature of the macabre ... As soon as you have breathed with relief, much worse horrors begin. It's a skilled, assured performance, and it's hard to believe it is a first novel. -- HILARY MANTEL

 

A Gothic blockbuster. Independent Debut gothic mystery from a new British talent. -- Kate Figes Mail on Sunday

 

Richly immersive... The story twists from coming-of-age to night of the undead. -- Stacey Bartlett Bookseller

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780099569978
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780224096386
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780224096386
Publication date: 3rd April 2014
Author: Lauren Owen
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
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About Lauren Owen

Lauren Owen is twenty-eight years old and grew up in the grounds of an old country house in Yorkshire. Her first attempts at writing as a teenager were Harry Potter fan fictions. She is a graduate of St Hilda's, Oxford, holds an MA in Victorian Literature, is completing a PhD on Gothic writing and fan culture, and is the recipient of the Curtis Brown Prize for best writer on the UEA creative-writing programme. The Quick is her first novel.

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