A Spirited Widow and a Monstrous Serpent Propel a Lush Novel June 8, 2017 by SBolithoe Leave a comment THE ESSEX SERPENTBy Sarah Perry422 pages. Custom House/William Morrow. $26.99. Sarah Perry’s “The Essex Serpent” is a novel of almost insolent ambition — lush and fantastical, a wild Eden behind a garden gate. http://ift.tt/2rN0xc9 Advertisements Rate this:Share this:FacebookGoogleTwitterEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestPocketTelegramLike this:Like Loading... Related Author: SBolithoe Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.