Today I’m delighted to share another of my online reviews with My Weekly. This time it is of the exceptionally good The Gifts by Liz Hyder. You’ll also find a My Weekly interview with Liz here.
Published by Manilla on 17th February 2022, The Gifts is available for purchase through the links here.
In an age defined by men, it will take something extraordinary to show four women who they truly are . . .
October 1840. A young woman staggers alone through a forest in Shropshire as a huge pair of impossible wings rip themselves from her shoulders.
Meanwhile, when rumours of a ‘fallen angel’ cause a frenzy across London, a surgeon desperate for fame and fortune finds himself in the grips of a dangerous obsession, one that will place the women he seeks in the most terrible danger . . .
The Gifts is the astonishing debut adult novel from the lauded author of BEARMOUTH. A gripping and ambitious book told through five different perspectives and set against the luminous backdrop of nineteenth century London, it explores science, nature and religion, enlightenment, the role of women in society and the dark danger of ambition.
My Review of The Gifts
My full review of The Gifts can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, here I can say that The Gifts is the most wonderful, immersive read that bewitches the reader and transports them out of the ordinary world through Liz Hyder’s magnificent writing. It’s such a good book that you really won’t want to miss this one! I absolutely loved it.
Do visit My Weekly to read my full review here.
About Liz Hyder
Liz is a writer, creative workshop leader and freelance arts PR consultant. In early 2018, she won The Bridge Award/Moniack Mhor’s Emerging Writer Award. Bearmouth, her debut novel for young adults, was published by Pushkin Press and won the Branford Boase Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Award for Older Readers. It is also published in America, France, Norway, Italy and the Czech Republic as well as the UK and Commonwealth. The Gifts is her debut adult novel.
Originally from North-East London, she has lived in South Shropshire for over a decade.
For further information about Liz, visit her website or follow her on Twitter @LondonBessie and Instagram.