Ian Garbutt has worked in journalism and publishing. He was awarded a Scottish Arts Council New Writerâs Bursary and attended Napier University, in Edinburgh, where he obtained a Master of Arts with Distinction in Creative Writing.Â Historical novels are his speciality, and he also publishes under the pseudonym Melanie Gifford.Â He was awarded a PhD from Stirling University in 2018.
Ian Garbutt is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny – firstname.lastname@example.org
Books by Ian
Polygon, March 2015
For a gentleman seeking more prestigious companyÂ amidst the bawdy houses of an eighteenth-century city,Â the House of Masques provides the perfect sexual thrill.Â The girls are highly educated and socially trained, andÂ are prized status symbols for politicians, bankers andÂ royalty alike.
Into this world comes Bethany Harris, a disgracedÂ governess who has been rescued from a madhouse andÂ transformed into the Masque named Wasp. She soonÂ discovers that her companions are the condemned,Â the exiled and the abandoned: everyone in the HouseÂ has a troubled past. Soon, dark secrets and unbridledÂ ambition lead to a crisis that threatens to destroy theÂ House of Masques and reaches to the very highest inÂ the land.
Praise for Wasp
Fans of Sarah WaltersâÂ FingersmithÂ or Michael FaberâsÂ Crimson Petal and the WhiteÂ will welcome Wasp with its lucid prose, clever mix of the beautiful and the sordid and compelling storyline that keeps you guessing till the last few pages
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