The Butchers Hook



The Butchers Hook 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.

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  • Paperback
  • 241 pages
  • The Butchers Hook
  • Janet Ellis
  • 14 February 2018
  • 1487000995

10 thoughts on “The Butchers Hook

  1. Fran says:

    How does one become a psychopath Is it nature or nurture Anne Jaccob s life journey was bumpy Her idyllic family life changed when her three year old brother died She felt empty, devoid of feelings Perhaps her depressed state occurred when her father stated that Anne and her mother were not enough He needed a son His overly critical comments were hard to bear Anne s fragile mother had been worn down by numerous miscarriages Finally, a baby girl was born but was taking up time formerly s How does one become a psychopath Is it nature or nurture Anne Jaccob s life journey was bumpy Her idyllic family life changed when her three year old brother died She felt empty, devoid of feelings Perhaps her depressed state occurred when her father stated that Anne and her mother were not enough He needed a son His overly critical comments were hard to bear Anne s fragile mother had been worn down by numerous miscarriages Finally, a baby girl was born but was taking up time formerly spent with Anne.In Georgian England, 1763, women were chattel Anne s father had arranged a marriage between Anne and a Mr Onions Mr Onions felt that Anne...

  2. Helene Jeppesen says:

    This is certainly one of the better books I ve read this year I didn t know what to expect from The Butcher s Hook what got me interested in it was all the praise it has received and then that gorgeous cover This novel combines the beautiful with the macabre It takes place in London in the 1700s, and the protagonist Anne is a small girl of about 14 who tells her own story Because of this narrator, the story is very easy to follow, however as things progress we realize that Anne is not you This is certainly one of the better books I ve read this year I didn t know what to expect from The Butcher s Hook what got me interested in it was all the praise it has received and then that gorgeous cover This novel combines th...

  3. Puck says:

    If you wish to read a historical fiction novel with a wicked main character, look not further The Butcher s Hook tells a story that is delightfully twisted and wrong, but so very engaging Anne Jacobs is a 19 year old girl coming from a well off family, but who lives in a very oppressive household Her father is an unsympathetic man and wishes she d rather be born a boy, and her mother is a meek, absent woman who suffered through a series of miscarriages Having no friends or any form of di...

  4. Susan says:

    I was intrigued to read this debut historical novel by Janet Ellis, set in 1763 London Anne Jacob is a young lady of nineteen when we meet her living an isolated life with her distant father and a careworn mother, who has experienced a string of small deaths in her desire to give her husband the son he craves When we begin this novel, Anne s mother has just given birth to a daughter This is to be celebrated, as the baby lives, but it soon becomes obvious that the members of the household I was intrigued to read this debut historical novel by Janet Ellis, set in 1763 London Anne Jacob is a young lady of nineteen when we meet her living an isolated life with her distant father and a car...

  5. Simon says:

    What a fab read A dark quirky historical novel which had me hooked by the writing, the plot and the main character Anne Was swiftly lost in it and hooked pun intended until the end.

  6. Vanessa says:

    Normally I wouldn t pick up historical fiction although I ve been doing wayof that this year , but The Butcher s Hook is a historical fiction novel for those of us with darker, seedier tastes Set in the Georgian era, as opposed to thecommonly written about Victorian period, we are greeted with a dirtier, less refined picture of London where even the upper class aren t as respectable as they would have us believe The Butcher s Hook follows 19 year old Anne Ja...

  7. Jamie says:

    One of my favorite reads of the year.

  8. Amy | shoutame says:

    A gritty and gruesome novel that had me completely gripped from the offset.Set in Victorian London, we follow young Anne Jaccob as she defies the wishes of her family they have arranged a marriage for her but Anne can t think of anything worse than being the wife of Simeon Onions This arrangement becomesof a struggle as Anne discovers she is falling for the butchers boy, Fub Obsessed with the idea of leaving her home and running away with Fub, Anne finds herself in some very sticky situ A gritty and gruesome novel that had me completely gripped from the offset.Set in Victorian London, we follow young Anne Jaccob as she defies the wishes of her family they have arranged a marriage for her but Anne can t think of anything worse than being the wife of Simeon Onions This arrangement becomesof a struggle as Anne discovers she is fa...

  9. Emma says:

    Every girl hopes to find love and situation neatly bundled It is hardly ever so No truer word spoken If only Anne had paid attentionFantastic read Loved it What a delicious main character Anne is and how refreshing to have a hormonal teenager, needy and unbala...

  10. Mindy says:

    Great debut My favorite part is the writing itself I am also a huge fan of historical fiction, especially when it takes place in England The time is 1763 and Anna, our MC, is coming of age Nothing light and fluffy about this tale though This is dark, gritty and somet...

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