Publication Date: 15/02/2024 ISBN: 9780008597245 Category:

The Other Side of Mrs Wood

Lucy Barker

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 15/02/2024 ISBN: 9780008597245 Category:
Paperback / Softback




‘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

‘I want your reputation’, the girl said to Mrs Wood. ‘I want everything you have…’

Mrs Wood is the London’s most celebrated medium, having survived decades in the competitive world of contacting the Other Side hosting packed-out seances for Victorian high society.

But, with rival young mediums dazzling audiences across the city, the allure of London’s most established star might be starting to wane. And then, at one of her routine gatherings, she hears something truly terrifying: a yawn.

So, Mrs Wood takes on a young protege to spice up her show. But does her new pupil pose more of a threat to Mrs Wood’s reputation than she could imagined?

Publisher Review

'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 'There's much fun to be had in this vivid, delightfully original debut' Daily Mail 'A charming debut that sparks with fun and fizz' Good Housekeeping 'The Other Side of Mrs Wood drew me in with its promise of ambition and rivalry on the Victorian seance scene. I found myself alternating between laughing, crying and an unsightly mixture of both as I followed Mrs Wood's journey to stay on top in an industry that prioritises youth and novelty. This is an absolute triumph of a debut' Stacey Thomas '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 'Full of wit. Bubbling beneath its surface is a compelling commentary on the scant choices facing Victorian women determined to support themselves. Highly recommended' Lianne Dillsworth, author of Theatre of Marvels 'A joy to read, completely fresh and original with a wonderful cast of characters, featuring rival mediums, dark secrets and some truly delicious double-crossing. Witty, evocative writing, a huge treat of a novel' Lucy Diamond 'Think All About Eve, but set in the spellbinding world of Victorian mediums. Brilliantly witty' Frances Quinn, author of That Bonesetter Woman 'Crackles with wit and mischief, a delicious read' Louise Dean 'Storytelling at its finest' Stylist

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