Talk of the Town | the place for bookish people to be (May 12th)

Welcome to Talk of the Town, a fortnightly bookish link up.  We have a new book for your reading pleasure so pop the kettle on, put your feet up, crack open the biscuits and share with us your bookish posts and news!

If you’ve not shared with the Talk of the Town linky before, I co-host with Shaz from Jera’s Jamboree  and you can check out all the details of the linky here. If you have any questions, please ask.

We’re delighted that Black & White Publishing are continuing to sponsor Talk of the Town 🙂


Our new book is Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek by Anthony O’Neill.  A Sequel to Stevenson’s Strange of Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Praise for Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek

‘Mastery of storytelling is its hallmark. . . . O’Neill is boldly and rightly convinced of his power to engross us’ HERALD SUN on Scheherazade
‘A superior example of the craft’ GUARDIAN on The Lamplighter
An awesome thriller. In terms of style alone, O’Neill’s book is in a class of its own’ GLASGOW HERALD on The Lamplighter
‘As terrifying as a child’s nightmares – and as wonderful as waking from them’ KIRKUS REVIEWS on The Lamplighter
‘Inspired lunacy…satisfying on every level’ THE WALL STREET JOURNAL on The Dark Side

The blurb

Constantly threading on the blurred lines between reality and fantasy, madness and reason, self-serving delusions and brutal truths, this atmospheric novella honours, complements and subverts the timeless classic all in one.

Seven years after the death of Edward Hyde, a stylish gentleman shows up in foggy London claiming to be Dr. Henry Jekyll. Only Mr. Utterson, Jekyll’s faithful lawyer and confidant, knows that he must be an impostor – because Jekyll was Hyde. But as the man goes about charming Jekyll’s friends and reclaiming the estate, and as the bodies of potential challengers start piling up, Utterson is left fearing for his life . . . and questioning his own sanity.

This brilliantly imagined and beautifully written sequel to one of literature’s greatest masterpieces perfectly complements the original work. And where the original was concerned with the duality of man, this sequel deals with the possibility of identity theft of the most audacious kind.


Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1785301315
ISBN-10: 1785301314

About the author

Anthony O’Neill was born in Melbourne but has since moved to Edinburgh. He is the author of Scheherazade, The Lamplighter, The Empire of Eternity, The Unscratchables, and The Dark Side. Film rights to The Dark Side have recently been purchased by 20th Century Fox for development by Oscar winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian.

Visit Anthony’s website

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  We’re looking forward to another busy linkup this week and hearing all about your bookish news 🙂

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Giveaway! everyone who links up on either Shaz’s or my linky post each month will be entered for a monthly book giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected and the book will be sent directly from Black & White Publishing.

I’m sharing Dear Mrs Bird with you all, a book I really enjoyed for lots of reasons.  I’m going to out most of today at a book blogger/author meet up in Stoke, so will catch up with you all later.  Have a lovely day!

About Black & White Publishing

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond they produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult and children’s books.

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