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Essie Fox

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Hereford, The United Kingdom
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My latest novel, The Last Days of Leda Grey is about an Edwardian silent film actress who has lived in a crumbling cliff top house for more than half a century, until she confides her story to the journalist, Ed Peters ... who rapidly finds himself immersed inside her dark and eerie world.

I've also written three Victorian novels, the first of which - The Somnambulist - was shortlisted for the UK National Book Awards, featured on Channel 4's TV Book Club, and has been optioned for TV/film.

Elijah's Mermaid, features the hypocrisy in Victorian art and literature. It has brothels, asylums, and freak shows...not forgetting the mermaids!

The Goddess and the Thief is an 'oriental gothic', with Indian Maharajahs, Hindu gods and sacred diamonds ...
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Essie Fox For The Last Days of Leda Grey, I saw an old silent film of Morcambe Bay, made in about 1901. From that point on I knew I wanted to write about…moreFor The Last Days of Leda Grey, I saw an old silent film of Morcambe Bay, made in about 1901. From that point on I knew I wanted to write about Edwardian films.(less)
Essie Fox Places. Pictures. Objects. Almost anything can set me off, and then my imagination runs wild. But I do like to start with a focus on something…morePlaces. Pictures. Objects. Almost anything can set me off, and then my imagination runs wild. But I do like to start with a focus on something tangible, something I can see. For that reason I often visit art galleries and museums.(less)
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The Somnambulist

3.33 avg rating — 1,751 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Elijah's Mermaid

3.52 avg rating — 799 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Goddess and the Thief

3.39 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Last Days of Leda Grey

3.72 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The VV is delighted to see that David Bullock's  The Man Who Would Be Jack  ~ an investigation into the identity of the infamous Jack the Ripper ~ has recently been updated in a brand new edition. 
David Bullock has spent many years researching the Jack the Ripper case, during which time he has managed to gain exclusive access to Broadmoor's patient records. 

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The Last Days of Leda Grey by Essie Fox
"What a pleasant surprise this book was! I'd never heard of this author nor this novel, but I'm glad I ran across it. Part ghost story, part movie history, part love story, all with a gothic overtone and complete with an entrancing version of Miss..." Read more of this review »
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