Publication Date: 22/06/2023 ISBN: 9780008597207 Categories: ,

The Other Side of Mrs Wood

Lucy Barker

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 22/06/2023 ISBN: 9780008597207 Categories: ,
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‘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?

Publisher Review

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

‘Engaging and wonderfully original’ Katie Fforde

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

‘A joy to read, completely fresh and original with a wonderful cast of characters. The ending is absolutely perfect – so satisfying! The Other Side of Mrs Wood is an exhilarating gallop through the seances of 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. I loved it!’ 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 ‘I absolutely ADORED it. Such a juicy read and written so beautifully. Charming, gorgeous, an utter delight.’ Marian Keyes

‘Engaging and wonderfully original’ Katie Fforde

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

‘A joy to read, completely fresh and original with a wonderful cast of characters. The ending is absolutely perfect – so satisfying! The Other Side of Mrs Wood is an exhilarating gallop through the seances of 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. I loved it!’ 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

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