Crow Court

Crow Court

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Synopsis

'Clever, elegantly constructed, utterly convincing' Daily Mail

'As gripping as Hilary Mantel and as convincing as Sarah Perry ... debut novels shouldn't be this perfectly formed' Ben Myers

'Clever, page-turning, original ... beautifully written' Jane Harris

'Exactly observed, densely textured and richly flavoured ... Crow Court is throbbing with life' Rick Gekoski

Spring, 1840. In the Dorset market town of Wimborne Minster, a young choirboy drowns himself. Soon after, the choirmaster-a belligerent man with a vicious reputation-is found murdered, in a discovery tainted as much by relief as it is by suspicion. The gaze of the magistrates falls on four local men, whose decisions will reverberate through the community for years to come.

So begins the chronicle of Crow Court, unravelling over fourteen delicately interwoven episodes, the town of Wimborne their backdrop: a young gentleman and his groom run off to join the army; a sleepwalking cordwainer wakes on his wife's grave; desperate farmhands emigrate. We meet the composer with writer's block; the smuggler; a troupe of actors down from London; and old Art Pugh, whose impoverished life has made him hard to amuse.

Meanwhile, justice waits…

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Book information

ISBN: 9781783529100
Publisher: Unbound
Imprint: Unbound
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 53390
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 446g
Height: 144mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 35mm