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March 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Fiction

Elizabeth Lowry

Dark Water
An image of the author and book cover


Epping Library, St John’s Road
Epping, CM16 5DN
£5 concessions (27 years and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

A thrillingly vivid novel about eight men cast adrift in 1833, with literary references to Melville, Dickens and Shakespeare. From the horrors on the high seas to an asylum for the insane, Dark Water explores desire, starvation, greed and amorality, and makes an unmissable contribution to this year’s hunger for all things ‘gothic’.



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Dark Water is that rare find – a literary novel with a plot thatunfolds with pace. The Times: Historical Fiction Book of the Month

A compelling combination of gothic mystery, psychological thriller and study of the shifting nature of truth, Dark Water proves worth a 10-year wait. The Sunday Times: Historical Fiction Choice of the Month

Thrillingly vivid… Dark Water is historical fiction with high literaryambitions… The Guardian: Book of the Day

This beautifully written, ambitious exploration of humanmotivation, lies, violence and the will to survive is terrific. Exciting, spiked with high gothic and clever characterisation, it chips away at our notions of insanity. Daily Mail



Epping Library
St John’s Road
Epping, CM16 5DN
033301 32657

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