The Whispering Muse

The Whispering Muse

Paperback Published on: 18/01/2024
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The Whispering Muse
Gothic Theatre Drama
very dramatic story set around a theatre in the West End around the turn of the 19th century, the Dyers are the wealthy owners and employ a lady whose elde... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor
The Whispering Muse
Gothic Theatre Thriller
very dramatic story set around a theatre in the West End around the turn of the 19th century, the Dyers are the wealthy owners and employ a lady whose elde... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor

Synopsis

Be careful what you wish for... it may just come true. At The Mercury Theatre in London's West End, rumours are circulating of a curse. It is said that the lead actress Lilith has made a pact with Melpomene, the tragic muse of Greek mythology, to become the greatest actress to ever grace the stage. Suspicious of Lilith, the jealous wife of the theatre owner sends dresser Jenny to spy on her, and desperate for the money to help her family, Jenny agrees. What Jenny finds is a woman as astonishing in her performance as she is provocative in nature. On stage, it's as though Lilith is possessed by the characters she plays, yet off stage she is as tragic as the Muse who inspires her, and Jenny, sorry for her, befriends the troubled actress. But when strange events begin to take place around the theatre, Jenny wonders if the rumours are true, and fears that when the Muse comes calling for payment, the cost will be too high.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526627209
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Whispering Muse
Gothic Victorian Read
Dark and atmospheric, this is a great gothic read from Laura Purcell. It is gripping and scary at the same time full of twists and turns and edge-of-your-s... READ MORE
Georgina Aitcheson