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Host Katy Brand has a chat with Imogen Hermes Gowar on her fantastic novel, The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock, shortlisted for Women's Prize for Fiction 2018.
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Alex Clark talks mermaids, folksong and mythology with two of our new Vintage voices; Imogen Hermes Gowar and Kerry Andrew..
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock tells the story of how two unlikely people in 18th century London – the unforgettable courtesan Angelica Neal and the widowed merchant Mr Hancock – come together in extraordinary circumstances, prompted by the arrival of a mermaid to the city. Read on for an extract from Imogen Hermes Gowar's exciting debut.
Imogen Hermes Gowar studied Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History before going on to work in museums. She began to write fiction inspired by the artefacts she worked with, and in 2013 won the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship to study for an MA in Creative Writing at UEA. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock was a finalist in the MsLexia First Novel Competition, shortlisted for the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award and the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 and HWA Debut Crown 2018.
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