Essie Fox's debut novel, THE SOMNAMBULIST, has been selected as one of ten books chosen for the return of the TV Book Club, when the series returns to More4 on Sunday 29 January, with repeat episodes on Channel Four. It will be featured on 12 February, 3rd in the sequence.
Funded by Specsavers, the ten-part series sees a celebrity panel that includes Meera Syal, Dave Spikey and Laila Rouass, critiquing a new title each week. For the first time ever, viewers are invited to interact with the show, reading along with them and sending in their own reviews.
THE SOMNAMBULIST is published in the UK by Orion, Castelvecchi in Italy and Damm in Sweden.
For more info and a list of the ten short listed books click here.
Praise for THE SOMNAMBULIST:
'This is a gutsy page-turning novel with a delightful heroine...larger than life Dickensian characters and generous supply of plot twists and turns. But it is no pastiche. It is an affectionate and knowledgeable homage to the genre and a thumping good read.' -- Sally Zigmond, Historical Novels Review
'Vividly compelling, dark and dazzling.' -- Katherine Webb
'Finishing THE SOMNAMBULIST feels like coming back (somewhat regretfully) from time-travelling to Victoria's England. Essie Fox's descriptions of places are just wonderful. This writer has the neat knack of recapturing the mystical eccentricity of Victorian time and place without caricaturing it. I was totally drawn in...A beautiful reading experience! I look forward to the next book from this writer.' -- Michelle Lovric, author of THE BOOK OF HUMAN SKIN
'Wonderful debut...well written - lively and believable characters...I found this book difficult to put down and look forward to more from this very promising author.' -- Yorkshire Gazette and Herald