The Illusions : The most captivating, magical read to lose yourself in this year


by Hyder, Liz | Fiction & related items
Published 04/01/2024 by Bonnier Books Ltd (Manilla Press) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 400 pages

ISBN: 9781786581891 Category:


What if you had real magic within you . . . ? The utterly spellbinding new novel from the celebrated author of THE GIFTS1896. As a group of illusionists prepare for a grand spectacle, one young woman, Cecily Marsden, harbours a secret. For she possesses impossible powers – powers she little understands.

Meanwhile Eadie Carleton, a pioneering early film-maker, struggles for her talent to be taken seriously, and a talented magician, George Perris, begins to see the potential in moving pictures. But in order to achieve his dreams, George must first win over Miss Carleton . . .

As Cecily, George and Eadie’s worlds collide, Cec finds herself facing the fight of her life to save the grand performance from sabotage – and harness the real magic held deep within her . . .

‘Charming and intriguing, sparkling with magic’ Jennifer Saint’A book to disappear into’ Joanne Burn

‘Spellbinding. Unputdownable’ Louise Hare ‘Simply not to be missed’ My Weekly

‘Captivating and fascinating’ LoveReading’Filled with wonders’ Essie Fox

‘Enchanting’ Freya Berry ‘A glorious Victorian delight. I adored it’ Katie Lumsden’Every bit as magical as the magic it describes’ Sonia Velton’Utterly beguiling’ Amanda Mason

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Weight 0.372 kg