The New Life: 2023's most powerful and daring new historical novel
Two Victorian marriages, two dangerous love affairs, one extraordinary partnership . . .
* Featured in The Observer 10 best new novelists for 2023 * 'Beautifully crafted' Sunday Times * 'Powerful' Telegraph * 'Virtuoso' Guardian * 'Brims with intelligence and insight' New York Times * 'Vivid and erotically charged' Daily Mail * 'A very fine new writer' Kate Atkinson
London, 1894. After a lifetime navigating his desires, John, married to Catherine, has met Frank. Meanwhile Henry's wife Edith has fallen for Angelica.
A shared vision for the future brings John and Henry together to write a revolutionary book in defiance of convention and the law.
Their daring book threatens to throw John and Henry, and all those around them, into danger. How far should they go to win personal freedoms? And how high a price are they willing to pay for a new way of living?
'Enthralling . . . I'm confident I have read one of the most beautifully crafted, lavishly imagined novels of 2023' Sunday Times
'Electrifying' Anne Enright
'Filled with nuance and tenderness . . . charting the lives of men and women who inspired not only political progress but an entire new way of living and loving' Colm Tóibín
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