Georgian London Summer 1763.Anne Jaccob Is Coming Of Age, The Daughter Of A Wealthy Merchant When She Is Taken Advantage Of By Her Tutor A Great Friend Of Her Father S And Is Set Up To Marry A Squeamish Snob Named Simeon Onions, She Begins To Realize Just How Powerless She Is In Georgian Society Anne Is Watchful, Cunning, And Bored.Her Saviour Appears In The Form Of Fub, The Butcher S Boy Their Romance Is Both A Great Spur And An Excitement Anne Knows She Is Doomed To A Loveless Marriage To Onions And She Is Determined To Escape With Fub And Be His Mistress But Will Fub Ultimately Be Her Salvation Or Damnation And How Far Will She Go To Get What She Wants Dark And Sweeping, The Butcher S Hook Is A Richly Textured Debut Featuring One Of The Most Memorable Characters In Fiction.
Janet Ellis trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama She is best known for presenting Blue Peter and contributes to numerous radio and TV programmes She recently graduated from the Curtis Brown creative writing school The Butcher s Hook is her first novel.
- 241 pages
- The Butchers Hook
- Janet Ellis
- 14 February 2018 Janet Ellis