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The Mercies

The Mercies (Hardback)

By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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'Gripping, beautiful and chilling' Madeline Miller, author of Circe 'The Mercies took my breath away' Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring 'A book for our times . . . Millwood Hargrave is a whirlwind, storm-building talent' Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Unde...r On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardo is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vardo wiped out in an instant. Now the women must fend for themselves. Eighteen months later, a sinister figure arrives. Summoned from Scotland to take control of a place at the edge of the civilized world, Absalom Cornet knows what he needs to do to bring the women of Vardo to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In Vardo, and in Maren, Ursa finds something she has never seen before: independent women. But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God and flooded with a mighty and terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs. Inspired by the real events of the Vardo storm and the 1621 witch trials, Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Mercies is a story about how suspicion can twist its way through a community, and a love that may prove as dangerous as it is powerful.
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ISBN 9781529005103
Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529005103
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 6 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran
Category Romantic Fiction: Historical
Historical Fiction
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 461g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Vard Norway - Fiction - History - 17th century
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade