The Beasts of Paris, Stef Penney ( paperback Feb 2024)


In Paris 1870, three wandering souls find themselves in a city set to descend into war. 'A historical epic that Jessie Burton fans will adore' GRAZIA'Exquisite, relevant and immersive' ANNA MAZZOLA'A triumph' GUARDIANAnne is a former patient from a women's asylum trying to carve out a new life for herself in a world that doesn't understand her. Newcomer Lawrence is desperate to develop his talent as a photographer and escape the restrictions of his puritanical upbringing.

Ellis, an army surgeon, has lived through the trauma of one civil war and will do anything to avoid another bloodbath. Each keeps company with the restless beasts of Paris' Menagerie, where they meet, fight their demons, lose their hearts, and rebel in a city under siege. A dazzling historical epic of love and survival, Stef Penney carries the reader captivated through war-torn Paris.

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