The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis

Butcher's Hook FINAL 05 01 2016Two Roads

Georgian London in the summer of 1763.

At nineteen, Anne Jacob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher’s apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him. Unfortunately her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub. But Anne is a determined young woman, with an idiosyncratic moral compass. In the matter of pursuing her own happiness, she shows no fear or hesitation. Even if it means getting a little blood on her hands.

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