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The Doll Factory
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En spännande och förtrollande roman om kärlek, frigörelse, konst och besatthet. London, 1850. Iris jobbar tillsammans med sin syster i en leksaksaffär, där de syr dockor tills fingrarna blöder för att försörja sin familj. Men Iris drömmer om ett a...
In this ';sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art, and obsession' (Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train), a beautiful young woman aspires to be an artist, while a man's dark obsession may destroy her world foreve...
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An atmospheric book that will stay with you long after you've finished reading * Independent * Brilliant, terrifying, evocative, impossible to stop reading * The Tablet * Artistic and scientific progress are on the march - and yet, in the little alleyways and twittens off the great London streets, poverty, dirt and inconceivable hardship hold back huge numbers of their inhabitants. Albie, a small boy with a single tooth, dreams of hand-made dentures and rescuing his sister from a brothel; Silas, a taxidermist, dreams of showing his work in the Great Exhibition. Every character is painted with intense clarity, so that we look over their shoulders and through their eyes. Brilliant, terrifying, evocative, impossible to stop reading. * The Tablet * Emotionally and intellectually engaging, Elizabeth Macneal's debut is a stunner . . . both a page-turning thriller and a thoughtful, moving exploration of what it meant to be a woman and an artist in the 19th century . . . perfectly paced and richly atmospheric . . . deeply moving . . . I literally couldn't put it down for the final breathtakingly tense 70 pages . . . utterly gripping * Irish Times * Gripping -- India Knight,<i> Sunday Times</i> Memorable * Herald * Macneal has a magpie's eye for whatever is bright and glittering, and she writes vividly * Scotsman * The sort of book you want to read curled up by a fire while your fingers twitch to find out what happens next -- Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of <i>Harmless Like You</i> In its evocation of the seething energy of 1850s London, its immersion in the detail of the 19th-century city's everyday life and in its fascination with the macabre and the eccentric, Elizabeth Macneal's debut novel does feel genuinely Dickensian. Add a keen exploration of the restrictions that were placed on women and the possessiveness of men, and you get a remarkable example of historical fiction . . . In Macneal's novel, Iris is condemned to be imprisoned by men's ideas of her . . . a story full of life, colour and intelligence * Sunday Times * A sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art and obsession -- Paula Hawkins, author of <i>The Girl on the Train</i> Engrossing and atmospheric . . . I can practically see the TV version! -- Adele Geras, author of <i>The Ballet Class</i> Darkly brilliant - The Collector meets Possession with added female power -- Anna Mazzola, author of <i>The Unseeing </i>and <i>The Story Keeper</i> Gripping, artfully written . . . part love story, part gothic novel and leading up to a truly breathless conclusion, this book is destined to be one of the biggest titles of 2019 -- Sharlene Teo, author of <i>Ponti</i> A vivid depiction of a morally dubious world, and a page-turning psychological thriller, with a truly compelling villain -- Essie Fox, author of <i>The Somnambulist</i> [A] gripping historical thriller . . . Macneal paints a masterpiece with her vivid descriptions, and the conclusion will have you racing to the end -- Book of the Week * Woman's Weekly * A brilliant literary thriller that you won't want to put down * Surrey Life * This dark, enchanting tale is beautifully written. We couldn't put it down * Take a Break * Remarkably assured and beautifully written . . . truly captivating -- E C Fremantle, author of <i>The Poison Bed</i> One of the best books I've read in ages - heartbreaking and evocative . . . a perfectly structured and page-turning story of love and passion; crime and obsession . . . wonderful -- Jenny Quintana, author of<i> The Missing Girl</i> Pretty much everything you could want from a book set in Victorian London . . . terrific storytelling . . . Ever since the success of The Essex Serpent, there's been no shortage of good modern gothic novels. The Doll Factory might just be the best yet -- James Walton * Reader's Digest * Exquisite . . . authentic and suspenseful * Wom
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Elizabeth Macneal was born in Edinburgh and now lives in East London. She is a writer and potter and works from a small studio at the bottom of her garden. She read English Literature at Oxford University, before working in the City for several years. In 2017, she completed the Creative Writing MA at UEA where she was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury scholarship. The Doll Factory, Elizabeth's debut novel, won the Caledonia Novel Award 2018.