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The Essex Serpent – Review

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Set in 1890’s Victorian England and tells the tale of love, between friends, husband and wife and other acquaintances. Cora, a widow who had a miserable, cruel marriage and her ‘odd’ son, Will, a parson with a beautiful, ill wife who has an obsession with the colour blue, Luke, Spencer, Katherine and Charles, all a mix from vastly different backgrounds. This is such a beautifully written novel and while there is no great plot, there is the Essex Serpent and the hysteria it caused. Sarah Perry has written a tale of people, life and love in its many forms. I loved it and it’s one of those books that touch your soul a little

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