The Essex Serpent

Sarah Perry

London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was an unhappy one. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space, she leaves for coastal Essex, accomp-anied by her eleven-year-old son and his nanny. As they attempt to discover the truth, these seeming opposites find themselves inexorably drawn together in an intense relationship that will change them in ways entirely unexpected. 

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Sarah Perry

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Perry was born in Chelmsford, Essex into a family of devout Christians who were members of a Strict Baptist church, Perry grew up with almost no access to contemporary art, culture, and writing.

Sarah Grace Perry FRSL is an English author. She has had three novels published, all by Serpent’s Tail: After Me Comes The Flood, The Essex Serpent and Melmoth. 

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