The ‘Mermaid’ at the British Museum is the inspiration for this splendid debut novel. One evening in 1785 Jonah Hancock, a merchant, become the owner of what appears to be a mermaid. Swept into high society and entranced by Angelica Neal he is embroiled in a dangerous game after which his life will never be the same again. This is an endlessly intriguing, humorous and engaging novel: The Hatchards debut of the year.
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