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Broken Bodies

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A TENSE ROMANTIC THRILLER ABOUT STOLEN ART TREASURES AND PRECARIOUS PASSION

This gripping story confirms Sally Emerson’s status as a pre-eminent novelist of the mysterious, erotic and dramatic. Newly re-issued.

Patrick Browning first sees Anne Fitzgerald in the British Museum in front of the Elgin Marbles – both young historians are fighting to uncover the secrets of Mary Nisbet, the notorious wife of Lord Elgin.

Anne thinks the present is frightening, but finds the past compelling; Patrick lives life at one remove, preferring the women in books to those in real life. Before long, their research spills over into an all-too-real rivalry, a rivalry charged with tension and attraction – a rivalry which twists their own scarred love affairs to breaking point…

Praise for Broken Bodies…
‘A most remarkable and elegant novel’
The Times

‘Sally Emerson has an enormous gift for holding the reader in a close and forceful grip’
New Statesman

‘A serious class act. This is a wonderful book’
Sunday Express

Sally Emerson has been a novelist and journalist for more than thirty years. Her previous books – published by Abacus, Little, Brown and Michael Joseph – include Heat, Fire Child and Second Sight and she has written for the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Washington Post. She lives in Belsize Park, north London.

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