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The Illusionists

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London 1870. A terrifying place for a young, beautiful woman of limited means. But Eliza is modern before her time. Not for her is the stifling, if respectable, conventionality of marriage, children and domestic drudgery. She longs for more.

Through her work as an artist's model, she meets the magnetic and irascible Devil - a born showman whose dream is to run his own theatre company. Devil's right-hand man is the improbably-named Carlo Bonomi, an ill-tempered dwarf with an enormous talent for all things magic and illusion. Carlo and Devil clash at every opportunity and it constantly falls upon Eliza to broker an uneasy peace between them. And then there is Jasper Button. Mild-mannered, and a family man at heart, it is his gift as an artist which makes him the unlikely final member of the motley crew.

Thrown together by a twist of fate, their lives are inextricably linked: the fortune of one depends on the fortune of the other. And as Eliza gets sucked into the seductive and dangerous world her strange companions inhabit, she risks not only her heart, but also her life.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1486258077
  • 9781486258079

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'Love, seduction, magic and illusion collide as Rosie Thomas takes us on a spellbinding journey through an extremely shadowy world.' -- The Daily Express 'A brilliant Gothic mix of glitter and grime ... so atmospheric you can almost see the pea-soupers.' -- The Daily Mail 'Always engaging: a beautifully written novel that will magic you away to the seedy streets of turn-of-the-century London.' -- Stylist
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About Rosie Thomas

Janey King is a British journalist and romance novelist, writing under the pseudonym of Rosie Thomas. She is the author of 20 novels and ranks among the top 100 authors whose books are borrowed from United Kingdom libraries. Lucy Price-Lewis has narrated over 40 fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. In addition to her voice-acting skills, Lucy is also the director of Chatterbox Audio. Having produced hundreds of audiobooks for her own company, Lucy brings this knowledge to get the best results out of her own work. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
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1,196 ratings
3.31 out of 5 stars
5 11% (130)
4 31% (376)
3 39% (466)
2 15% (183)
1 3% (41)
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