The Butcher's Hook

The Butcher's Hook

Book - 2017 | First Pegasus books hardcover edition
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In the wake of the death of her infant brother in eighteenth-century London, nineteen-year-old Anne Jaccob is determined to marry a butcher's apprentice, no matter what her ailing mother and uncaring father think.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017
Edition: First Pegasus books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781681773117
Branch Call Number: F ELLIS-J
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 24 cm


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SPL_Pam Aug 07, 2018

Anne Jacob suffers from grief, abuse and the oppressive rule of her father. When she discovers a method to feel in control of her destiny, a spider's web of events is quickly spun. Set in 1763 London, this gritty, macabre tale stars a flawed protagonist. Author, Janet Ellis' modern gothic writing style will draw you into Anne's world and have you hooked.

Jun 20, 2016

This book starts out Jane Eyre and ends Sweeney Todd.

Jun 01, 2016

An interesting plot carefully scripted. I particularly enjoyed the author's writing technique.

Mar 20, 2016

Goddamn, this book.

I was afraid of what I might get to read with that blurb but it was more than I thought. You know when something terrible's happening and you shouldn't look but you do anyway? That's what this book is like.

And now I know why women were always found to commit crimes of passion. Any woman repressed and isolated as Anne had been, any woman with two brain cells to rub, would go crazy. Of course, I do not side with our anti-heroine but the first half of the book very nicely shows how an awkward, curious girl can either become brain-dead or demented living in a Georgian society.

That ending with the Jacobite was a nice touch. I wouldn't be surprised if our Anne met a similar, anti-climatic ending.


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Jun 20, 2016

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