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9780008597207

The Other Side of Mrs Wood

The Other Side of Mrs Wood

by Lucy Barker

Publisher Fourth Estate

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The irresistible story of two rival mediums in Victorian London

Charming, gorgeous, an utter delight Marian Keyes

Mrs Wood is Londons most celebrated medium. Shes managed to survive decades in the competitive world of contacting the Other Side, has avoided the dreaded slips that revealed others as frauds and is still hosting packed-out sances for Victorian high society.

Yet, some of her patrons have recently cancelled their appointments. There are reports of American mediums nearly materialising full spirits and audiences are no longer satisfied with the knocking on tables and candle theatrics of years gone by. And then, at one of Mrs Woods routine gatherings, she hears something terrifying faint, but unmistakable: a yawn.

Mrs Wood needs to spice up her brand. She decides to take on Emmie, a young protg, to join her show. But is Emmie Finch the nave ingenue she seems to be? Or does she pose more of a threat to Mrs Woods reign and, more horrifyingly, her reputation than Mrs Wood could ever have imagined?

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About the Author

Lucy Barker

Lucy Barker was the runner-up for the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize with an early partial draft of The Other Side of Mrs. Wood. She holds an MA in Victorian studies from Birkbeck, University of London, and has a passion for uncovering the real lives of women from this period. Always a dreamer, Lucy has written stories her whole life and is a Curtis Brown Creative and Novelry alumna. Born in Sussex, she now lives in Bath (by way of London and Winchester) with her husband and two small children.

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