Set in seventeenth-century rural England, BONE HOUSE is the tale of two women. One is large, voluptuous and charismatic - a prostitute to whom many, not just men, are drawn. The other is young, slight and solitary - a servant whose quest to solve the mystery of the prostitute's death leads her to shocking discoveries, unexpected love, and the beginnings of a future. Gothic, elegant, sensual, and fiercely compelling, BONE HOUSE is an uncommonly assured debut.
About the author
Betsy Tobin is the acclaimed author of four novels: BONE HOUSE, short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize and winner of a Herodotus Prize in America, THE BOUNCE, ICE LAND, and CRIMSON CHINA, a BBC Radio 4 Book-At-Bedtime and shortlisted for Epic Romantic Novel of the Year. Her books have been published throughout Europe and North America and two have been optioned for feature film. Betsy also writes for stage and radio, and is a past winner of the London Writers' Competition for her short story, JOYRIDE. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she now lives in London and Wales with her husband and four children, and teaches writing with Arvon and First Story.
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