Wishlist Wednesday: The Palace of Curiosities, Rosie Garland

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

The Palae of Curiosities Rosie Garland cover
Set in Victorian London, the story follows the fortunes of Eve, the Lion-Faced Girl and Abel, the Flayed Man. A magical realism delight. Before Eve is born, her mother goes to the circus. She buys a penny twist of coloured sugar and settles down to watch the heart-stopping main attraction: a lion, billed as a monster from the savage heart of Africa, forged in the heat of a merciless sun. Mama swears she hears the lion sigh, just before it leaps...and when Eve is born, the story goes, she didn't cry - she meowed and licked her paws. When Abel is pulled from the stinking Thames, the mudlarks are sure he is long dead. As they search his pockets to divvy up the treasure, his eyes crack open and he coughs up a stream of black water. But how has he survived a week in that thick stew of human waste? Cast out by Victorian society, Eve and Abel find succour from an unlikely source. They will become The Lion Faced Girl and The Flayed Man, star performers in Professor Josiah Arroner's Palace of Curiosities. And there begins a journey that will entwine their fates forever.
I was sold when I saw Victorian London and Circus in one synopsis. The rest of the synopsis just makes me curious how the author made a story of that. And the cover is pretty. That are enough reasons for me to put this book on my wishlist. As the book will not be released until the end of March there are not a lot of reviews on this book yet but those that exist are good.
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20 February, 2013 delete

Wow, sounds really different -- and really interesting. I hope you get a copy soon! Would love to hear what you think about it.

Lisa

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20 February, 2013 delete

This one looks absolutely gorgeous! Wow, great pick!

Hope you get it soon!
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20 February, 2013 delete

Never heard of this author or novel. Sounds interesting.

Hope you get it soon.
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Sunny Duvall
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20 February, 2013 delete

Hope you get this, it's very different :)

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20 February, 2013 delete

Wow this sounds really good and interesting! Will definitely definitely check this one out. Love the cover too :)

Becca @ Lost in Thought
http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/wishlist-wednesday-30.html

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Shelver506
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21 February, 2013 delete

Hmmm. This could either be very bad or very good. I hope it's the latter!

My WW: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/02/wishlist-wednesday-23.html

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