Powerful forces in Imogen Hermes Gowar’s The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Apart from the wonderful Jonah Hancock, the unwitting new owner of a mermaid as the novel begins, this is a novel about powerful female forces and women who wish to exert control over their lives, however difficult that might be. Eighteenth Century London is vividly brought to life by Gowar; we meet merchants, bawds, prostitutes, … Continue reading Powerful forces in Imogen Hermes Gowar’s The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock