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Once Upon a River

Diane Setterfield


PUBLISHED: 24th January 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780857525659
ANNOTATION:
THE LONG-AWAITED, SPELLBINDING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING THE THIRTEENTH TALE, A 'MISTRESS OF THE CRAFT OF STORYTELLING' (Guardian).
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PUBLISHED: 24th January 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780857525659
ANNOTATION:
THE LONG-AWAITED, SPELLBINDING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING THE THIRTEENTH TALE, A 'MISTRESS OF THE CRAFT OF STORYTELLING' (Guardian).

Annotation

THE LONG-AWAITED, SPELLBINDING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING THE THIRTEENTH TALE, A 'MISTRESS OF THE CRAFT OF STORYTELLING' (Guardian).

Publisher Description

THE LONG-AWAITED, SPELLBINDING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING THE THIRTEENTH TALE, A 'MISTRESS OF THE CRAFT OF STORYTELLING' (Guardian).A dark midwinter?s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science? An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield?s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

Author Biography

DianeSetterfield?s bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale waspublished in 38 countries, sold more than three million copies, and was madeinto a television drama scripted by Christopher Hampton, starring Olivia Colmanand Vanessa Redgrave. Her second novel was Bellman & Black, and her new novel is Once Upon a River. Born in rural Berkshire, she now lives near Oxford, by the Thames.

Review

"Once Upon a River is one of the most pleasurable and satisfying new books I've read in a long time. Setterfield is a master storyteller, her language flowing with a dark magic very like the river at the heart of her tale: swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful. Give yourself a treat and read it!" -- Madeline Miller,Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe "This is magical, bewitching story telling - and so cleverly structured...it possesses all those narrative values I have always cherished...: high prose expressed with rare clarity, story for the unashamed sake of story, a kind of moral dreaminess." -- Jim Crace, author of Man Booker shortlisted Harvest "I was completely spellbound by this book. Numerous strands of the same story are skilfully woven into a magical web from which I, as a reader, had no desire to escape. Setterfield's prose is beautiful, dark and eerily atmospheric, and her rich cast of characters convincingly illustrate the best and worst of humanity. Utterly brilliant!" -- Ruth Hogan,bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things "Diane's masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing. It lures you into its depths and carries you along in its vividly evoked world." -- M L Stedman, bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans "Once Upon a River is a delight, just marvellous. I devoured it in gulps." -- Jo Baker, bestselling author of Longbourn

Product Details

Author
Diane Setterfield
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN-10
0857525654
ISBN-13
9780857525659
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
432
Year
2019
Publication Date
2019-01-24