Loving Mephistopheles

Loving Mephistopheles

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Jenny is a third rate music hall chanteuse living in 1920s London. When she remarks to her mentor and lover, Leo that she never wants to grow old, she is unwittingly making a pact with the Devil. Her contract to love him will reside at the Metaphysical Bank in High Street Kensington. For ever.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 24mm | 340.2g
  • Peter Owen Publishers
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0720612756
  • 9780720612752
  • 1,248,201

Review quote

"Captures the incongruities of living in a foreign land."show more

About Miranda Miller

Miranda Miller has published four novels, a book of short stories, and a work of nonfiction that examines the effects of homelessness on women.show more

Customer reviews

<p>The enigmatic and ageless Leo makes a blood pact with a very drunken Jenny and before she knows it eternal life is hers. Miranda Miller's <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0720612756">Loving Mephistopheles</a> then sets off on one of those fascinating literary journeys that you can't even begin to imagine or describe. Jenny quickly discovers, as she starts to enjoy the fruits of this strange existence that there is "no point in having eternal life if you don't have eternal fun." And there is masses of fun in this very clever novel. Inevitably, the fun finally runs out and things start to turn sour. <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0720612756">Loving Mephistopheles</a> is the work of an amazingly vivid imagination; Miller has written a brave, unusual and "ingenious reworking of the Faustian legend." You emerge from this riveting book feeling as if you have been on some strange and magical journey of your own, a journey that stays with you for a long time after that final page.</p> <p><a href="http://dovegreyreader.typepad.com/" target="_blank">Lynne Hatwell</a></p>show more
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