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Ebook Details
  • 12/2021
  • B09MX86SX1
  • 239 pages
  • $4.01
Paperback Details
  • 12/2021
  • 979-8777767370
  • 297 pages
  • $11.42
Hardcover Details
  • 12/2021
  • 979-8777801791
  • 293 pages
  • $20.17
John Pitman
Author
The Moon Dancers
John Pitman, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Summer 1795: Roger Ellis is a newly promoted naval lieutenant who finds himself unexpectedly beached on shore and unable to secure a new berth. When Roger, a keen student of modern philosophy, and especially the European philosophy of enlightenment, is obliged to stay in London to be close to the Admiralty, he finds it hard to settle into a society which he sees as louche and self-centred. So, when he is encouraged by his friends to take a break from the city, he happily returns to his home village of Canewdon, an isolated place set deep within the Essex marshes, from whence he left at the age of twelve to go to sea. Roger soon finds that the village is not quite as idyllic as he remembers, but when he reconnects with Elizabeth Saunders, a childhood friend now grown to be a beautiful but slightly wild young woman, it begins to look like this summer may be one of the most memorable of his life. As the weeks fly by Roger is drawn ever further into a hitherto unknown and totally unsuspected world of romance, superstition, sexuality, and danger that may well change his life forever.
Reviews
Matthew Cox

Awesome First Novel By A Brilliant New Author

I'm entranced by The Moon Dancers!! I was hooked from the very first page. Set at the end of the 18th century when Britain was at war with France, the story follows the coming of age of a young naval officer as he discovers mysterious goings-on back in his home village in darkest Essex. Beautifully written and well-paced, the reader is drawn into the pagan world of superstition, witchcraft and ancient fertility rites played out under a full moon. Although pure fantasy, Pitman has clearly done his homework as the story resonates with actual events from those turbulent times. If you loved the intrigue of The Green Man and the smoldering sexuality of Tipping The Velvet, then come and revel with The Moon Dancers, if you dare!!

News
12/28/2021
The Moon Dancers video trailer

John Pitman’s brand new novel is a rumbustious tale of love, adventure, and general naughtiness set against a backdrop of food shortages and civil unrest. In it the author mischievously suggests some of the lengths that country folk might have been prepared to go to in order to ensure a successful harvest…

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 12/2021
  • B09MX86SX1
  • 239 pages
  • $4.01
Paperback Details
  • 12/2021
  • 979-8777767370
  • 297 pages
  • $11.42
Hardcover Details
  • 12/2021
  • 979-8777801791
  • 293 pages
  • $20.17

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