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The Quick - Lauren Owen

The Quick - Lauren Owen

Title: The Quick

Author:  Lauren Owen

ISBN:  9780224096386

Weight:  990g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Our price:  £15.99

The Quick by Lauren Owen

You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick –

But first you must travel to Victorian Yorkshire, and there, on a remote country estate, meet a brother and sister alone in the world and bound by tragedy.  In time, you will enter the rooms of London’s mysterious Aegolius Club – a society of some of the richest, most powerful men in fin-de-siecle England.  And at some point – we cannot say when – these worlds will collide.

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

Peer & Press Reviews

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, Man Booker Prize-winning author

Energetically throwing together real history and gothic fantasy, Owen has produced a novel that is macabre, readable and atmospheric.

The Sunday Times

A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist.

Kate Atkinson, Costa Novel Award-winning author

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Quick
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Matt black boards with gloss black text and owl motif, patterned endpapers, black decorative head and tail bands and a red ribbon marker.
Overall condition: Fine / Fine – some pushing / very light bumping to spine ends
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780224096386
ISBN 10: 0224096389
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 517
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 160 x 48mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Urszula Soltys
Design: Suzanne Dean
Jacket illustration: Jim Kay

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • The Quick is Lauren Owen’s critically acclaimed debut novel.
  • To keep up with The Quick, you might like to follow The Aegolius Club on Twitter.

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