Laura Purcell

Bone China

By Laura Purcell - Published 2019



Bone China begins with the story of “Hester Why”, a nursemaid who has fled to Cornwall under a false name, leaving behind in ...Read Review

The Corset (UK) / The Poison Thread (US)

By Laura Purcell - Published 2018



This Victorian gothic tale, about two very different women whose lives intertwine, narrates the story of seamstress, Ruth, imprisoned for horrific murders, and ...Read Review

The Silent Companions

By Laura Purcell - Published 2017Published 2018



Ghost stories are having a revival at present, and Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions, set in the 19th century, is a worthy ...Read Review

Mistress of the Court

By Laura Purcell - Published 2015


In her second entertaining novel about the Georgian royals, Laura Purcell explores the complex interdependencies between two intelligent women and intergenerational strife at ...Read Review

Queen of Bedlam

By Laura Purcell - Published 2014


Biographical Fiction

I cannot applaud Laura Purcell enough for her depiction of the far-reaching, destructive effects of mental illness. I also appreciated her depiction of ...Read Review