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A long-awaited, spellbinding new novel from the author of No.1 New York Times bestseller The Thirteenth Tale - 'a mistress of the craft of storytelling' (Guardian).

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.

Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?

Is it magic?

Or can it be explained by science?

Replete with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

Formats & editions

  • Once Upon a River
    Diane Setterfield

    Trade Paperback

    9780857525666

    December 3, 2018

    Doubleday

    432 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9780857525659

    February 15, 2019

    Doubleday

    432 pages

    RRP $40.00

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  • EBook

    9781473555815

    January 24, 2019

    Transworld Digital

    432 pages

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