A junkshop photograph of a silent film star sends a 1970s hack journalist on a sinister and haunting journey back in time… The Last Days of Leda Grey, Essie Fox’s fourth novel, is out today from Orion Books.
Essie Fox’s three gothic Victorian novels – The Somnambulist, Elijah’s Mermaid, and The Goddess and the Thief – are rich, sensual, and dark tales of spiritualism, obsession, and madness. In The Last Days of Leda Grey, Essie Fox turns to the world of silent cinema in a novel The Times describes as “luminous … with a sensuousness to the prose … Leda Grey’s world is utterly beguiling,” and recently selected as the newspaper’s October Book of the Month. To read the rst chapter, visit Essie Fox’s website. An interview with Essie Fox is coming soon!