This voyage is special. It will change everything... One September
evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking
on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the
step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As
gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and
brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival
spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of
high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of
Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on...
and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer
both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will
learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost. Where will
their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the
destructive power mermaids are said to possess? In this
spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar
has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim
with intelligence, heart and wit.
Kniha: Z Izrastiny s láskou -- Reportérem mezi dvěma zeměmi; Autor:
Szántó Jakub; Televizní reportér v této knize na základě profesních
zkušeností zprostředkovává čtenářům své hluboké osobní pouto k
Blízkému východu, konktétně k Izraeli a Palestině, a to v kontextu
místních lidí, kultury, historie či přírody. ...