The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

  • by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, read by Juliet Stevenson.
This voyage is special. It will change everything....
One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid.
As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on...and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course - one on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost.
What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?
In this spellbinding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Excellent story portraying great understanding of that period in history and the situation for women... believable characters and superb narrator...I hope more books are to follow
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- ms

Swimming against the tide

Alas, I found the story unrealistic and bawdy, despite excellent narration . Not for me.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-01-2018
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks