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Sarah Maria Griffin and Christina Henry

  • [Sarah Maria Griffin and Christina Henry]
  • [Sarah Maria Griffin and Christina Henry]
Join SARAH MARIA GRIFFIN and CHRISTINA HENRY signing SPARE AND FOUND PARTS and THE MERMAID at Forbidden Planet London on Saturday 4th June from 1 – 2pm.

In SPARE AND FOUND PARTS, Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand.

In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own?

Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secrets of his own.

In THE MERMAID,, Christina Henry returns with another compelling original novel, bringing her trademark dark imagination to the classic tale of P.T. Barnum’s “Feejee” Mermaid hoax, to create a claustrophobic tale of love, obsession, greed and power.

Once there was a fisherman who lived on a cold and rocky coast and was never able to convince any woman to come away and live in that forbidding place with him. One evening he pulled up his net and found a woman in it. A woman with black hair and eyes as grey as a stormy sea and a gleaming fish’s tail instead of legs.

The storm in her eyes rolled into his heart. She stopped her thrashing and crashing at his voice, though she did not understand his words. But her eyes had seen inside of him, and his loneliness caught her more surely than the net. So she stayed with him, and loved him, though he grew old, and she did not.

Remarks of this strange and unusual woman travelled from village to village and town to town, until they reached the ears of a man whose business was in the selling of the strange and unusual…

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London Megastore
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