The Essex Serpent


London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis – a curious, obsessive boy – she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge. On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species.

Book of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2017
Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
Waterstones Book of the Year 2016

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Published: 20th April 2017

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781781255452

The Essex Serpent

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Weight .100 kg
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