The Thief on the Winged Horse
A dazzling mixture of crime, romance, magic and myth from the author of the bestselling The Psychology of Time Travel.The Kendricks have been making world-famous dolls for over 200 years. But their dolls aren’t coveted for the craftmanship alone. Each has an emotion laid on it; a magic that can provoke bucolic bliss or consuming paranoia at a single touch.
Persephone Kendrick longs to learn her ancestors’ craft, but only men may know the secrets of the workshop. So when a handsome stranger arrives claiming doll-making talent and blood ties to the family she sees a chance to grasp all she desires.
But then, one night, the firm’s most valuable doll is stolen. Only someone with knowledge of magic could have taken her. Only a Kendrick could have committed this crime…
‘Captivating, inventive and tender’ ADELE PARKS
‘An atmospheric examination of gender inequality’ GUARDIAN
‘A magical tale that blends very human people with a hidden world of enchantment’ WOMAN & HOME
‘An addictive fantasy with a smart feminist twist’ iNEWS
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