Thrilling, eerie, fun, and psychologically compelling, 'Tussaud' cleverly blurs the line between history and the fantastical to create a Gothic delight of mysterious mansions, grimy London streets, stage magicians, wax-work automatons, secrets and subterfuges.
MARY SHELLEY would be proud.

- H.G. PARRY, author of 'The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep'

Lies, treasons and twists will lure and enthral the reader. At the heart of 'Tussaud' a mysterious automaton challenges the limits of its physical body, craving for a conscience. The reader is in for a wondrous ride as Belinda Lyons-Lee poignantly captures Marie Tussaud’s proud self-denial, her struggle to achieve independence in a world dominated by con-artists, and her rare talent to create the most perfect illusion of life.

- MARIANO TOMATIS, Italian writer and magician

In this delicious novel of twists and turns, Welbeck, with its locked doors and rooms, is full of secrets and no-one is who they seem. There is the seductive aura of Shelley, Dickens and Du Maurier in 'Tussaud'. Marie must fight for survival in a world dominated by male advantage and power in a mesmerising story filled with wisdom about human
behaviour and motivations.