The Beasts of Paris

The Beasts of Paris

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 04/07/2023
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In Paris 1870, three wandering souls find themselves in a city set to descend into war. Anne is a former patient from a women's asylum trying to carve out a new life for herself in a world that doesn't understand her. Newcomer Lawrence is desperate to develop his talent as a photographer and escape the restrictions of his puritanical upbringing. Ellis, an army surgeon, has lived through the trauma of one civil war and will do anything to avoid another bloodbath. Each keeps company with the restless beasts of Paris' Menagerie, where they meet, fight their demons, lose their hearts, and rebel in a city under siege. A dazzling historical epic of love and survival, Stef Penney carries the reader captivated through war-torn Paris.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529421552
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 720g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 46 mm

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The Beasts of Paris
Epic historical novel..
I really enjoyed reading Stef Penney’s books and was really looking forward to this one. I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. Set in Paris in 1870 during ... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
The Beasts of Paris
When the country is at war, what happens to those who are left behind and forgotten?
This is a story of struggle and survival, of people leaning on each other when they are all that is left. The Beasts of Paris was a very deep and thought p... READ MORE
Oliver Merryweather
The Beasts of Paris
An epic work of literary fiction set against the backdrop of the Siege of Paris
My thanks to Quercus Books for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Beasts of Paris’ by Stef Penney. I had read and enjoyed her ‘The Tenderness of Wolves’ in 201... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan