The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Registered by wingTanamowing of Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 10/1/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTanamowing from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 1, 2022
One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his Captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hanccock's marvel. It's arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on ... and a courtesan of great acomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course. What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?

Journal Entry 2 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 13, 2023
This is quite a tale and a well written one too. You can easily picture the settings and the characters but I still find myself wondering what the two mermaids actually were and wondering if they were selkies which I have come across in other novels. Warning: If you are of a sensitive nature you may find the bawd's demise near the end of the book very upsetting.

Journal Entry 3 by wingTanamowing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, April 29, 2024

Released 2 mos ago (4/30/2024 UTC) at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom


Taking to today's meet up at Wyggston House.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, April 29, 2024
Picked up at Wygston House at a BookCrossers’s lunch. Thank you for this Wishlist book.

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