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The Other Side of Mrs Wood Lucy Barker

The Other Side of Mrs Wood By Lucy Barker

The Other Side of Mrs Wood by Lucy Barker


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The Other Side of Mrs Wood Summary

The Other Side of Mrs Wood by Lucy Barker

'Gorgeous, an utter delight' MARIAN KEYES
'A charming debut that sparks with fun and fizz' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'A must read!' SOPHIE IRWIN
'Storytelling at its finest' STYLIST
A DAILY MAIL 'novel to devour in 2023'

Mrs Wood is London's most celebrated medium. She's managed to survive decades in the competitive world of contacting the Other Side, has avoided the dreaded slips that revealed others as frauds and is still hosting packed-out seances for Victorian high society.

Yet, some of her patrons have recently cancelled their appointments. There are reports of American mediums nearly materialising full spirits and audiences are no longer satisfied with the knocking on tables and candle theatrics of years gone by. And then, at one of Mrs Wood's routine gatherings, she hears something terrifying - faint, but unmistakable: a yawn.

Mrs Wood needs to spice up her brand. She decides to take on Emmie, a young protege, to join her show. But is Emmie Finch the naive ingenue she seems to be? Or does she pose more of a threat to Mrs Wood's reign and, more horrifyingly, her reputation than Mrs Wood could ever have imagined?

The Other Side of Mrs Wood Reviews

'I absolutely ADORED it. Such a juicy read and written so beautifully. Charming, gorgeous, an utter delight.' Marian Keyes

'Intriguing, witty and unique. A must read!' Sophie Irwin, author of A Lady's Guide to Fortune Hunting

'A charming debut that sparks with fun and fizz' Good Housekeeping

'Wonderfully entertaining' Harper's Bazaar

'Fans of Sarah Waters will love this clever debut' Red Magazine

'Engaging and wonderfully original' Katie Fforde

'Wildly entertaining and thoroughly gripping' Reader's Digest

'A joy to read, completely fresh and original with a wonderful cast of characters. An exhilarating gallop through Victorian London, featuring rival mediums, dark secrets and some truly delicious double-crossing. Witty, evocative writing and wonderfully drawn characters add up to a huge treat of a novel.' Lucy Diamond

'Think All About Eve, but set in the spellbinding world of Victorian mediums - a brilliantly witty twist on the rivalry between an ageing star and a wide-eyed ingenue who isn't all she seems.' Frances Quinn, author of That Bonesetter Woman

'Crackles with wit and mischief, a delicious read.' Louise Dean

'Storytelling at its finest' Stylist

'Vivid and witty' Best

'Pure entertainment with a line-up of fabulously etched characters' Sainsbury's Magazine

'A witty debut with a twist at the end that should tickle readers' Kirkus Reviews

'An excellent debut. Vivid and witty with an incredible cast of characters.' The Bookseller

'What an immensely clever, hugely enjoyable conjuring of Victorian high society - it's clearly so well researched.' Emma Hughes, author or No Such Thing As Perfect


'I absolutely ADORED it. Such a juicy read and written so beautifully. Charming, gorgeous, an utter delight.' Marian Keyes

'Intriguing, witty and unique. A must read!' Sophie Irwin, author of A Lady's Guide to Fortune Hunting

'A charming debut that sparks with fun and fizz' Good Housekeeping

'Wonderfully entertaining' Harper's Bazaar

'Fans of Sarah Waters will love this clever debut' Red Magazine

'Engaging and wonderfully original' Katie Fforde

'Wildly entertaining and thoroughly gripping' Reader's Digest

'A joy to read, completely fresh and original with a wonderful cast of characters. An exhilarating gallop through Victorian London, featuring rival mediums, dark secrets and some truly delicious double-crossing. Witty, evocative writing and wonderfully drawn characters add up to a huge treat of a novel.' Lucy Diamond

'Think All About Eve, but set in the spellbinding world of Victorian mediums - a brilliantly witty twist on the rivalry between an ageing star and a wide-eyed ingenue who isn't all she seems.' Frances Quinn, author of That Bonesetter Woman

'Crackles with wit and mischief, a delicious read.' Louise Dean

'Storytelling at its finest' Stylist

'Vivid and witty' Best

'Pure entertainment with a line-up of fabulously etched characters' Sainsbury's Magazine

'A witty debut with a twist at the end that should tickle readers' Kirkus Reviews

'An excellent debut. Vivid and witty with an incredible cast of characters.' The Bookseller

'What an immensely clever, hugely enjoyable conjuring of Victorian high society - it's clearly so well researched.' Emma Hughes, author or No Such Thing As Perfect

About Lucy Barker

Lucy Barker was the runner-up for the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize with an early extract from The Other Side of Mrs Wood. She holds an MA in Victorian Studies from Birkbeck College and is a Curtis Brown Creative and Novelry alumna. Lucy worked for years as a PA in theatre and heritage, including coordinating the Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge, before moving into social media management. She is currently a freelance copywriter and lives in rural Hampshire with her husband, two young children and the dog.

Additional information

GOR013055178
9780008597207
0008597200
The Other Side of Mrs Wood by Lucy Barker
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2023-06-22
368
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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