Book List in Order:7 titles

  • Pronounced by the most eminent physician of the day to be "a true hybrid wherein the nature of woman presides over that of the brute," Julia Pastrana stood apart from the other carnival acts. She was fluent in English, French and Spanish, an accompli...


  • From the Booker short-listed author of Jamrach's Menagerie comes the extraordinary, moving, and unsettling tale of a woman, branded a freak from birth, who becomes an international sensation but longs for genuine human connection London had the be...


  • A thrilling and powerful novel about a young boy lured to sea by the promise of adventure and reward, with echoes of Great Expectations, Moby-Dick, and The Voyage of the Narwhal. Jamrach's Menagerie tells the story of a nineteenth-century street u...


  • This is the story of Margaret Catchpole, born into a smugglers' world in Suffolk in the late 1700s. As the valued servant of a wealthy family and a friend of criminals, Margaret leads a double life that inevitably brings about her downfall, and she i...


  • This is an extraordinarily haunting novel, inspired by a true story. In the late 1960s, in the hollow of an ancient oak tree beyond a derelict cottage in Cork, were found the bones of a three-year-old girl. It was thought that they dated back to the ...


  • Cathy Wren, aged 37, lives alone in a small town, surviving on waitressing and piano teaching. Nursing her quiet, drab life, she keeps memories of her tumultuous past at bay—until one stray remnant of that old life knocks on her front door. Suddenl...


  • Belle Rennock, her brother Hugh, and Lord Harlock of Ellwin are brought together by secret affairs of the heart and murderous acts of vengeance in the dark forest outside Caddenhope, an English village steeped in ritual and superstition...