Darby, Katy The Unpierced Heart

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The Unpierced Heart

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9780241954225: The Unpierced Heart

First published in trade paperback as The Whores' Asylum, The Unpierced Heart is a thrilling, gothic debut by Katy Darby.

Oxford, 1887: brilliant medical student Stephen Chapman volunteers at a shelter devoted to reforming fallen women, where he meets and falls for Diana, a girl who has broken hearts and inspired deadly duels. His best friend Edward sees her as a dangerous temptress, but Stephen believes she is a wronged woman. What secrets does Diana hold, and what will happen when Stephen strays further into unknown and forbidden territory?

So begins a bloody and lusty tale of ill-lit streets and seedy taverns, of harlots and drunkards, of the highest in the land seeking out the lowest kind of depravity, of desperate murder and scandalous orgies, and of an innocent trapped in a world of passion and sin.

'Darby knows how to write a cracking novel . . . Darkly enjoyable' Metro

'Debut novelist Katy Darby has wrought a truly gothic little gem that could almost have fallen through a wormhole, 125 years ago... Darby manages to retain the flavour of the authors she so obviously admires - Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle - but at the same time establishes her own voice and creates a contemporary narrative . . . a rare achievement' Independent on Sunday

'Thrilling gothic romance' Daily Express

Katy Darby studied English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, and Creative Writing at U.E.A. where she received the David Higham Award. Her fiction has been read on BBC Radio, and she has published stories in Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, as well as winning prizes in several international fiction competitions. She teaches writing at City University, edits the short story magazine Litro (www.litro.co.uk) and co-runs the monthly live fiction event Liars' League (www.liarsleague.com). She lives in London.

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A compelling tale of death, despair and obsession . . . Wildly and knowingly melodramatic but done with such energy and ingenuity that it's also tremendous fun ( Sunday Times)

Richly atmospheric and rattling away in fine style, it conjures 19th century high society and its sordid underbelly with verve and flair . . . Darby knows how to write a cracking novel . . . Darkly enjoyable ( Metro)

This book really is a thing of beauty - and that's before you even open the cover . . . The illusion is maintained inside, because the debut novelist Katy Darby has wrought a truly gothic little gem that could almost have fallen through a wormhole, 125 years ago... Darby manages to retain the flavour of the authors she so obviously admires - Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle - but at the same time establishes her own voice and creates a contemporary narrative . . . a rare achievement ( Independent on Sunday)

A consistently engaging and suspenseful Gothic melodrama ( Herald)

Thrilling gothic romance ( Daily Express)

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Katy Darby studied English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, and Creative Writing at U.E.A. where she received the David Higham Award. Her fiction has been read on BBC Radio, and she has published stories in Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, as well as winning prizes in several international fiction competitions. She teaches writing at City University, edits the short story magazine Litro (www.litro.co.uk) and co-runs the monthly live fiction event Liars' League (www.liarsleague.com). She lives in London.

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in trade paperback as The Whores Asylum, The Unpierced Heart is a thrilling, gothic debut by Katy Darby. Oxford, 1887: brilliant medical student Stephen Chapman volunteers at a shelter devoted to reforming fallen women, where he meets and falls for Diana, a girl who has broken hearts and inspired deadly duels. His best friend Edward sees her as a dangerous temptress, but Stephen believes she is a wronged woman. What secrets does Diana hold, and what will happen when Stephen strays further into unknown and forbidden territory? So begins a bloody and lusty tale of ill-lit streets and seedy taverns, of harlots and drunkards, of the highest in the land seeking out the lowest kind of depravity, of desperate murder and scandalous orgies, and of an innocent trapped in a world of passion and sin. Darby knows how to write a cracking novel .Darkly enjoyable Metro Debut novelist Katy Darby has wrought a truly gothic little gem that could almost have fallen through a wormhole, 125 years ago.Darby manages to retain the flavour of the authors she so obviously admires - Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle - but at the same time establishes her own voice and creates a contemporary narrative . .a rare achievement Independent on Sunday Thrilling gothic romance Daily Express Katy Darby studied English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, and Creative Writing at U.E.A. where she received the David Higham Award. Her fiction has been read on BBC Radio, and she has published stories in Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, as well as winning prizes in several international fiction competitions. She teaches writing at City University, edits the short story magazine Litro ( and co-runs the monthly live fiction event Liars League ( She lives in London. Codice libro della libreria LIB9780241954225

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in trade paperback as The Whores Asylum, The Unpierced Heart is a thrilling, gothic debut by Katy Darby. Oxford, 1887: brilliant medical student Stephen Chapman volunteers at a shelter devoted to reforming fallen women, where he meets and falls for Diana, a girl who has broken hearts and inspired deadly duels. His best friend Edward sees her as a dangerous temptress, but Stephen believes she is a wronged woman. What secrets does Diana hold, and what will happen when Stephen strays further into unknown and forbidden territory? So begins a bloody and lusty tale of ill-lit streets and seedy taverns, of harlots and drunkards, of the highest in the land seeking out the lowest kind of depravity, of desperate murder and scandalous orgies, and of an innocent trapped in a world of passion and sin. Darby knows how to write a cracking novel .Darkly enjoyable Metro Debut novelist Katy Darby has wrought a truly gothic little gem that could almost have fallen through a wormhole, 125 years ago.Darby manages to retain the flavour of the authors she so obviously admires - Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle - but at the same time establishes her own voice and creates a contemporary narrative . .a rare achievement Independent on Sunday Thrilling gothic romance Daily Express Katy Darby studied English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, and Creative Writing at U.E.A. where she received the David Higham Award. Her fiction has been read on BBC Radio, and she has published stories in Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, as well as winning prizes in several international fiction competitions. She teaches writing at City University, edits the short story magazine Litro ( and co-runs the monthly live fiction event Liars League ( She lives in London. Codice libro della libreria LIB9780241954225

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd (UK) Sep 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 197x131x30 mm. Neuware - A haunting, romantic, gothic novel set in 19th century Oxford. Edward Fraser and Stephen Chapman are roommates at Oxford in the 1880s, Fraser in divinity school and Chapman in medicine. Despite being different in almost every way, the two form a deep friendship that is tested when Chapman takes up work at a clinic treating venereal disease and offering asylum to the city's prostitutes. To Fraser, it seems a disreputable choice of career, made even more so by Chapman's relationship with the woman that runs the clinic, Diana Pelham, a familiar face that Fraser had hoped he would never see again. As the friendship between the two men is brought to breaking point, and long-held secrets are brought to light, a violent set of events is set in motion that ensures that neither will ever be the same again . 335 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241954225

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd (UK) Sep 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 197x131x30 mm. Neuware - A haunting, romantic, gothic novel set in 19th century Oxford. Edward Fraser and Stephen Chapman are roommates at Oxford in the 1880s, Fraser in divinity school and Chapman in medicine. Despite being different in almost every way, the two form a deep friendship that is tested when Chapman takes up work at a clinic treating venereal disease and offering asylum to the city's prostitutes. To Fraser, it seems a disreputable choice of career, made even more so by Chapman's relationship with the woman that runs the clinic, Diana Pelham, a familiar face that Fraser had hoped he would never see again. As the friendship between the two men is brought to breaking point, and long-held secrets are brought to light, a violent set of events is set in motion that ensures that neither will ever be the same again . 335 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241954225

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd (UK) Sep 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 197x131x30 mm. Neuware - A haunting, romantic, gothic novel set in 19th century Oxford. Edward Fraser and Stephen Chapman are roommates at Oxford in the 1880s, Fraser in divinity school and Chapman in medicine. Despite being different in almost every way, the two form a deep friendship that is tested when Chapman takes up work at a clinic treating venereal disease and offering asylum to the city's prostitutes. To Fraser, it seems a disreputable choice of career, made even more so by Chapman's relationship with the woman that runs the clinic, Diana Pelham, a familiar face that Fraser had hoped he would never see again. As the friendship between the two men is brought to breaking point, and long-held secrets are brought to light, a violent set of events is set in motion that ensures that neither will ever be the same again . 335 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241954225

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Descrizione libro Penguin UK Sep 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 198xx mm. Neuware - First published in trade paperback as The Whores' Asylum , The Unpierced Heart is a thrilling, gothic debut by Katy Darby. 352 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241954225

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