The Gifts


Product Details

$27.99  $26.03
Sourcebooks Landmark
Publish Date
6.34 X 9.32 X 1.47 inches | 1.5 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Liz Hyder is a writer and multi-award-winning PR consultant in the arts with a BA in drama from the University of Bristol. She won Moniack Mhor's 2018 Emerging Writer Award, and lives in South Shropshire, England.


"Remarkable...Hyder skillfully juggles the many threads, never slowing the momentum of her propulsive plot, and by blending realistic and fantastic elements, she perfectly captures the era's uneasy attempts to marry faith and science. This memorable outing has special appeal for fans of fantasy-inflected historicals such as Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"A remarkable tale of ambition, faith, and survival, a blend of historical fiction and fantasy from a deft storyteller...a sumptuous reading experience." -- BookPage
"Readers who like the early-Victorian-era setting and feisty female characters will enjoy this book." -- Booklist
"Fierce and touching, this extremely compelling novel follows its female protagonists through 19th century London where a surgeon struggles with the dark lure of scientific ambition while his marriage crumbles, a journalist pursues the mystery of the angel fished from the Thames and two young women find themselves inexplicably transformed in the depths of despair. Beautiful and riveting." -- Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne
"I devoured The Gifts, eager to find out the fate of its wonderfully drawn characters. A wonderful, atmospheric book that immersed me in the dirty streets of nineteenth century London and swept me away to the hills of Shropshire. A real gem." -- Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City and Miss Aldridge Regrets
"Haunting, thrilling, wonderful. I loved it." -- Stacey Halls, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars