Essie Fox writes historical gothic novels. Now, The Last Days of Leda Grey ranges from the Edwardian era to the 1970’s and tells the haunting story of an enigmatic silent film actress ~ before an obsessive love affair leaves her abandoned and alone for more than half a century.
Luminous … utterly beguiling ~ The Times, Historical Novel of the Month
The lovechild of Sarah Waters and Angela Carter ~ Monique Roffey, The Guardian
Deliciously unsettling ~ The Independent
A truly enchanting and magical book ~ Brighton and Hove Independent
Wonderfully atmospheric ~ Red Magazine
Magnificently conjured Hitchcockian atmosphere ~ Historia Magazine.
The exoticism … the smouldering kohl-eyed and chiffon-clad sensuality … the glee and the melodrama of these films. The intoxicating sense that everything is possible ~ Historical Novel Society
Fans of Daphne du Maurier will love this haunting, atmospheric novel ~ Jane Harris, author of The Observations, Gillespie and I, and Sugar Money.