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The Essex Serpent : Now a major Apple TV series starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, Paperback / softback Book

The Essex Serpent : Now a major Apple TV series starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Now a major Apple TV series starring Claire Danes and Tom HiddlestonTHE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER'A blissful novel of unapologetic appetites ... here is a writer who understands life' JESSIE BURTON, author of THE MINIATURISTLondon, 1893.

When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness.

Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge.

On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter.

Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith.

As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both.

The Essex Serpent is a thrilling and unforgettable novel of intrigue, love, and the many forms it can take.

A modern classic perfect for fans of Jessie Burton, Sarah Waters and Stacey Halls, THE ESSEX SERPENT is now a major Apple TV series starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston.

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