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Things in Jars - Jess Kidd

Things in Jars - Jess Kidd

Title: Things in Jars

Author:  Jess Kidd

ISBN:  9781786893765

Weight:  781g

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Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet.  Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way.  Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped.  But Christabel is no ordinary child.  She is not supposed to exist.

As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world of fanatical anatomists, crooked surgeons and mercenary showmen.  Anomalies are in fashion, curiosities are the thing, and fortunes are won and lost in the name of entertainment.  The public love a spectacle and Christabel may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ever seen.

Things in Jars is an enchanting Victorian detective novel that explores what it is to be human in inhumane times.

Peer & Press Reviews

Things in Jars drew me in from the first sentence and held me, transfixed.  Utterly beguiling and original, Jess Kidd writes so beautifully that every sentence was a delight.  This novel deserves to soar.

Holly Cave, author of The Memory Chamber

Kidd’s writing is distinctive, her characterisation sublime and her plot – with ghostly elements – positively gripping.  It will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Sunday Post

The murky grotesqueries of Victorian London.  The misfits, miscreants and monsters.  The tenderness found in the most unexpected of places.  I savoured every page of Things in Jars.

Claire McGlasson, author of The Rapture

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Things in Jars
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Canongate Books
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781786893765
ISBN 10 1786893762
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 402
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 146 x 39mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Travis McBride
Design Peter Adlington

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