The Weather Woman (Paperback)

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The Weather Woman (Paperback)


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Neva is born into a world of trickery and illusion, where fortunes are won and lost on the turn of a card. But she is also born with an extraordinary gift: she can predict the weather. In Regency England, where the proper goal for a gentlewoman is marriage and only God can foretell the future, this is a dangerous power to possess.

In order to stand up to the men of science, Neva adopts a sophisticated male disguise, created by her brilliant clockmaker father. But what will happen when she falls in love with a charismatic young man?

'Seductive' Observer
'Wildly inventive' The TImes
'Superb... joyful' New Statesman
'A delight' The Sunday Times
'Beguiling' Mail on Sunday
'Magical storytelling' Heat
'A triumph!' Caroline Lea
'Bold and original' Financial Times
'I was completely captivated' Amanda Craig

Sally Gardner gained a first class degree at a leading London art college and became a successful theatre costume designer before illustrating and writing books. Her debut novel, I, Coriander won the Nestle Gold Award and she is also a Costa and Carnegie prize-winner. Her books have been translated all over the world and have sold over two million copies. Find Sally online at, or on Twitter @TheSallyGardner.
Product Details ISBN: 9781786695260
ISBN-10: 178669526X
Publisher: Apollo
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 464
Language: English

“This is a fresh take on the Regency novel” —Good Housekeeping

“A historical story with a refreshingly modern twist, The Weather Woman paints an intriguing portrait of life in the early 1800s” —Heat


'Sally Gardner has a rare ability to build worlds that are rich, strange and totally unique to her... A story that will enthral you from beginning to end' Absolutely South East (and West).

'Readers who enjoy puzzles and problem-solving will love this absorbing, mysterious thriller... This riveting and original fantasy will compel you to keep turning just one more page until you find you haven't eaten, slept or moved from your seat for hours. Spectacular' BookTrust, on Invisible in a Bright Light.

'Rich and haunting historical fiction with a charismatic female lead' The Bookseller, on Invisible in a Bright Light.

'The prize-winning Gardner is [a] dab hand at literary world-creation'” —Observer

“Rich, bold and original” —The Financial Times

“[A] beguiling tale of science and the supernatural” —Mail on Sunday

Full of life and colour... a delight” —The Sunday Times

“This wonderful novel, set in 18th-century London, between the two great Frost Fairs on the frozen Thames, interweaves magic and science with the dreams of a young woman ahead of her time and in danger because of it” —Rosie de Courcy, publisher