The Quick, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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).


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099569978



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A slow-building novel that never quite pays off the intricate scene-setting (and is somewhat undercut by the lengthy coda). Narrative issues aside, this remains a delicious Victorian vampire tale that meanders through a believable London in the company of an array of interesting, well-drawn characters.

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