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The House with the Golden Door
12 May 2022 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781838933609

We return to Pompeii for the second instalment in Elodie Harper's Wolf Den Trilogy, reimagining the lives of the women from the town's lupanar. Amara has escaped the wolf den but she is not free from the troubles of her past.

Fiction / FV (Historical Fiction)
Extent: 496 pages
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The Wolf Den
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The House with the Golden Door: The instant Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerThe Wolf Den Trilogy, 2by Elodie Harper

The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

Freed from Pompeii's brothel. Owned as a courtesan. Determined to have revenge. Her name is Amara. What will she risk for power?

Amara has escaped her life as a slave in Pompeii's most notorious brothel. She now has a house, fine clothes, servants – but all of these are gifts from her patron, hers for as long as she keeps her place in his affections.

As she adjusts to this new life, Amara is still haunted by her past. At night she dreams of the wolf den, and the women she left behind. By day, she is pursued by her former slavemaster. In order to be truly free, she will need to be as ruthless as he is.

Amara knows she can draw strength from Venus, the goddess of love. Yet falling in love herself may prove to be her downfall.

The House with the Golden Door is the stunning second novel in Elodie Harper's celebrated Wolf Den Trilogy, which reimagines the lives of women who have long been overlooked.

Praise for The House with the Golden Door:

'Beautiful, moving, captivating... A brilliant sequel to The Wolf Den' Jennifer Saint
'Vivid, unsentimental and compelling' The Times
'[A] gripping sequel... Harper's recreation of this ancient world continues to thrill' Observer
'Gripping and richly imagined, this is spellbinding storytelling' Louise O'Neill
'A spell-binding novel that brings Pompeii back to life and explores enslavement in all its forms' Anna Mazzola
'Absolutely stunning and utterly gripping!' Buki Papillon

Elodie Harper is a journalist and prize-winning short story writer. Her story 'Wild Swimming' won the 2016 Bazaar of Bad Dreams short story competition, which was judged by Stephen King. She is currently a reporter at ITV News Anglia, and before that worked as a producer for Channel 4 News. The House with the Golden Door is the second book in The Wolf Den trilogy. The first book in the trilogy, The Wolf Den, was a Waterstones Book of the Month for fiction and a Sunday Times Top 15 bestseller. elodieharper.com

Second book in The Wolf Den trilogy, first book was Waterstones BOTM, shortlisted for 'Pageturner of the Year' at the BBAs and featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller in HB, with special editions for Goldsboro and Waterstones.

Brilliantly researched evocation of what day-to-day life would have been like in Pompeii.

MARKET: The Wolf Den; Pat Barker; Daisy Dunn; Madeline Miller; Jennifer Saint; Natalie Haynes; Harlots (TV).


'So beautiful, moving, captivating and thrilling. The House with the Golden Door is a brilliant sequel to The Wolf Den' Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne

'Vivid, unsentimental and compelling' The Times

'Vivid, gripping, and richly imagined, this is spellbinding storytelling' Louise O'Neill

'[A] gripping sequel... Harper's recreation of this ancient world continues to thrill' Observer

'A gripping and spell-binding novel that brings Pompeii back to life and explores enslavement in all its forms' Anna Mazzola

'Absolutely stunning and utterly gripping!' Buki Papillon

'Richly evocative, and reeling with drama and the determined passion and conflicts of its unforgettable heroine, this is historical fiction at its most thrillingly entertaining' LoveReading

'Beautifully written with great heart... Addictive reading' NB Magazine

'Meticulously researched, it's another brilliant look at the inhabitants of this fascinating ancient city' Woman & Home

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