Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Loney
Foyalty 45

The Loney (Hardback)

£14.99
Not currently available to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 'Modern classics in this genre are rare, and instant ones even rarer; The Loney, however, looks as though it may be both' Sunday Telegraph If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney - that strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny and I went every Easter time with Mummer, Farther, Mr and Mrs Belderboss and Father Wilfred, the parish priest. It was impossible to truly know the place. It changed with each influx and retreat, and the neap tides would reveal the skeletons of those who thought they could escape its insidious currents. No one ever went near the water. No one apart from us, that is. I suppose I always knew that what happened there wouldn't stay hidden for ever, no matter how much I wanted it to. No matter how hard I tried to forget ...

Fiction & PoetryHorrorFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division Publication Date: 27/08/2015 ISBN-13: 9781473619821  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Not currently available to order online.  

Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire, where he teaches English Literature and Creative Writing. He has had two collections of short stories published by Lime Tree Press. The Loney is his first novel - it was first published in October 2014 by Tartarus Press, a tiny independent publisher based in Yorkshire, as a 300-copy limited-edition.

See our Author Page for Andrew Michael Hurley

More books by Andrew Michael Hurley

Customer Reviews

I've bought this book after reading a good review in The Guardian were it was positioned as a gothic novel. And yes, it is a gothic novel. I am deliberately not telling you a summary of the content, you can find those online anyway. The book is not too long but it is off to a slow start. For me the first 130 pages are a bit too much for what is actually going on. Then it picks up pace but slows down occasionally. The language is to some extent epic and the author describes the landscape and characters to a decent amount. That actually adds to the atmosphere of this book. The climax is not worth the build up to it. You expect something massive, like a revelation but for me it was a disappointment. Overall I was not too impressed with the book. It is for sure not a bad book but it's not outstanding either. I would not recommend it without adding that you should manage your expectations. The label gothic is deserved but it's also a drama/crime/thriller. If you have some time to slot in a good book albeit not a great one you can read The Loney. It also fits the autmnal season we are about to experience. Bookkeeper

- 16/10/2015
Report this Review
Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Jonah
(Paperback)
James Herbert
 
 
£8.99
 
Moon
(Paperback)
James Herbert
 
 
£8.99
 
Spooky Stories from the Swamp: Tales...
(Paperback)
Doug Alderson
 
 
£10.95
 
Lair
(Paperback)
James Herbert
 
 
£8.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close