The Quick

The Quick

3.24 (8,542 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick -

But first, reader, you must travel to Victorian England, and there, in the wilds of Yorkshire, meet a brother and sister alone in the world, a pair bound by tragedy. You will, in time, enter the rooms of London's mysterious Aegolius Club - a society of the richest, most powerful men in England. And at some point - we cannot say when - these worlds will collide.

It is then, and only then, that a new world emerges, a world of romance, adventure and the most delicious of horrors - and the secrets of The Quick are revealed.

'Sly and glittering' Hilary Mantel

'Impossible to resist' Kate Atkinson
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33mm | 417g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099569973
  • 9780099569978
  • 285,736

Review Text

A Gothic blockbuster.
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Review quote

A sly and glittering addition to the literature of the macabre . . . As soon as you have breathed with relief, much worse horrors begin. It's a skilled, assured performance, and it's hard to believe it is a first novel. -- HILARY MANTEL A Gothic blockbuster. * Independent * Energetically throwing together real history and gothic fantasy, Owen has produced a novel that is macabre, readable and atmospheric. -- Nick Rennison * Sunday Times * A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist. -- KATE ATKINSON Debut gothic mystery from a new British talent. -- Kate Figes * Mail on Sunday *
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About Lauren Owen

Lauren Owen was born in 1985 and grew up in the grounds of an old country house in Yorkshire. Her first attempts at writing as a teenager were Harry Potter fan fictions. She is a graduate of St Hilda's, Oxford, holds an MA in Victorian Literature, is completing a PhD on Gothic writing and fan culture, and is the recipient of the Curtis Brown Prize for best writer on the UEA creative-writing programme. The Quick is her first novel.
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Rating details

8,542 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 12% (991)
4 29% (2,519)
3 37% (3,126)
2 16% (1,395)
1 6% (511)
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