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Heap House
Heap House | Edward Carey
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Part one of an unusual and astonishing new fantasy trilogy that blends fine literary fare with a terrific romp through the reimagined outskirts of Victorian-era LondonIn the imaginary borough of Filching, the extensive Iremonger family (kings of mildew, moguls of mould) have made a fortune from junk, building a dark and sprawling mansion from salvage scrap. Heap House is surrounded by the dangerous, noxious, shifting Heaps that stretch beyond its bounds. And within its walls, certain objects begin to display strange signs of life.Young Clod Iremonger is about to be "trousered" and betrothed (unwillingly) to his cousin Pinalippy when he meets the plucky orphan servant Lucy Pennant, with whose help he begins to uncover the dark secrets of his familys empire. Mystery, romance and the perils of the Heaps await!Gorgeously (and ghoulishly) illustrated by the author, Heap House is peopled with unforgettable characters with delightfully skewed names--anxious, animal-loving Tummis with his pet seagull; menacing cousin Moorcus; dreadful Aunt Rosamud and more. As Carey writes, Every life is thick with rubbish, but the Iremongers did it with a difference.
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BookishBlonde12
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Pickpick

Forgot to post my review last week. I was a little torn between Pick and So-So. I‘m going with pick because I found the plot to be interesting but instead of continuing on Audible I‘m going to switch to print.

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BookishBlonde12
Heap House: Book One | Edward Carey
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#audiobook and cooking up some breakfast 🍳 😋

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BookishBlonde12
Heap House | Edward Carey
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Enjoying my Friday workday and commute with this #currentlisten

Happy Friday!!

CouronneDhiver It‘s a fun one! I‘m starting book 2 of this series soon. 😊 It‘s been on my shelf for far too long 2y
BookishBlonde12 @CouronneDhiver Mine too! Finally got around to it. Glad to hear your enjoying it. 🤗 2y
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catsuit_mango
Heap House | Edward Carey
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Saturday morning, book, tea and croissants :) #bookandtea

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CouronneDhiver
Heap House | Edward Carey
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Pickpick

I've spent the better part of the last six months reading this book a tiny, magical bit at a time... and what a weird and wonderful ride it was!

This may very well end up as my favourite book of the year... A gothic fantasy YA... can you believe it?! I can't 😳

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tamra I liked it a lot too! The sequel didn't hold my interest quite the same, but it was still fun to find out what happens. 2y
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DeeLew
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Can I just say I love this book? I haven't even read it yet but it reminds me of the books I enjoyed as a child. Weird in the best way. The illustrations are so lovely. 💜

CouronneDhiver Read it! I'm so glad I did 2y
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CouronneDhiver
Heap House | Edward Carey
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I've been savouring this book - a few pages a day - for weeks now and I love it!

#LitsyPartyOfOne

TrishB Great pic 😀 3y
StephanieMarie I'm jealous of your book savouring! I have a binge reading problem 🙃 3y
CouronneDhiver I usually fly through books too @StephanieMarie ... this one is an exception. 3y
Tamra Heap House was fun! I didn't feel like the 2nd was as good as I had hoped. Such an interesting & unique world. Enjoy! 3y
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bookdrunkard78
Heap House: Book One | Edward Carey
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Getting ready to start this book that I heard about here on litsy! Can't wait!

CouronneDhiver Yay!!!! I bought the whole series recently and I'm really enjoying it! 😊 3y
bookdrunkard78 @CouronneDhiver I only made it a few pages in before bed last night, but anyway the writing style is right up my alley! 3y
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CouronneDhiver
Heap House | Edward Carey
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My #bookmail has arrived and I'm super excited about it!!!!!! 😍 (Thanks for the shopping tip @LeahBergen - I got a great deal!)

LeahBergen Oh, awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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scripturient
Heap House: Book One | Edward Carey
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Waiting for my doctor's appointment. 😴

Reviewsbylola Sometimes I get mad when they call me too quickly. 😂 3y
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scripturient
Heap House: Book One | Edward Carey
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Up next!

vivastory Love the cover! 3y
MicheleinPhilly Well now I feel like a slacker. 😉 3y
Heideschrampf This seriously creeps me out! 3y
Sarah83 I just bought it too. 😉 3y
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scripturient
Heap House | Edward Carey
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New in! Aren't they pretty??? 😍

Bibliogeekery Very nice! 3y
KarenUK 💕💕💕 3y
Soubhiville Yay! 3y
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Redjewel_7734 😍😍😍😍 3y
CouronneDhiver Very reminiscent of Sweeney Todd a la Tim Burton... dark and beautiful. 3y
rohit-sawant Wonderful! 3y
KimM These UK covers (I assume) are so cool! 3y
KtheBookwyrm Those are gorgeous 3y
BethM I can't wait to see your review! The covers captured me immediately but I'm not sure the synopsis did. 3y
CrowCAH Love how they kept the same cover art for all three books, makes for a nice collection. 3y
JPeterson I read the first one, and loved it! I really need to get my hands on the other two as well. 3y
minkyb Ooh another addition to the endless TBR! 3y
scripturient @MicheleinPhilly Thanks for the recommendation! 😊 3y
MicheleinPhilly @scripturient My pleasure! Maybe I'll actually read mine now! 3y
gmlsmreads 😱they are hauntingly wonderful! 3y
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MicheleinPhilly
Heap House | Edward Carey
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#MarchIntoReading #JudgedByItsCover I saw a photo of this on someone's social media and immediately purchased it. I haven't read it yet as I was waiting not only for the trilogy to be complete, but for all 3 to be available in PB. #BookNerdProblems

StacksNShelves I have this to, but haven't read it either! 3y
scripturient Here they are already available in PB. But maybe that's the UK edition. 3y
scripturient And you just made me order the whole trilogy. My bank account does not thank you for that - but I do. 😉😜 3y
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MicheleinPhilly @scripturient The 3rd is available in PB here now. I'm just making myself wait until I actually read the 1st one to be sure I like it. ☺ 3y
MicheleinPhilly @scripturient HA! Happy to be such a positive influence! 3y
scripturient 👍🏻😊 3y
LeahBergen I thought this looked good, too! Can't wait to hear if you like it. 3y
AlaMich I was looking at the cover thinking, "I thought Edward Gorey had died but it says his name right there." Ah, Carey, not Gorey, but it's kind of weird how close they are, right? 3y
BethFishReads Love these books!!!!!! 3y
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Suzze
Heap House | Edward Carey
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I love the covers for this series. Makes me look very closely. #riotgrams

MamaGina These look amazing...right down my dark alley🖤 3y
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Suzze
Heap House | Edward Carey
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Blurbs on the first book in a series I love! #seasonsreadings2016 #bestblurbs #ironmonger

Moray_Reads "Pseudonymous Bosch" love that! 3y
RealLifeReading Sounds good! 3y
DiruVamp This has been on my TBR forever! I need to read this! 3y
Betty Anything Bosch! 😍 3y
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Peddler410
Heap House | Edward Carey
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Found book three and the illustrations are stunning. I bought it and ordered Heap House and book two based on illustrations! Hoping I don't regret this!😬

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Meloctopus11
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La saga degli Iremonger (primo libro "I segreti di Heap House", secondo libro "Foulsham") mi ha letteralmente conquistata ?

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Liberty
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I love HEAP HOUSE, and the rest of the Iremonger trilogy so much!!!! Super original idea with dashes of Tim Burton-y fabulousness, and the illustrations are amazing. This is an illustration and a birth object (named 'Otto Clinchard') I received from Edward Carey. Simply amazing!

Jess This is fantastic. I love this series and think it is wonderful that you received a birth object from Carey. 4y
BookishBron Oooooh this is amazing! I read this series after you recommended it on all the books and loved it so so much! 4y
t_k @Reading_Thesp this is a nice looking Queen 4y
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BookishBron
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I read this last year after hearing @Liberty rave about it on @bookriot All the Books podcast. I LOVED it! Carey totally nailed the alternate POV - the characters' voices were so unusual and distinct from each other. And the illustrations at the start of each chapter were awesome!

Jan-Marie Liberty described it perfectly - "Tim Burton meets Downton Abbey" - sold!!? 4y
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