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"Beautifully told, in the vein of the best historical writers Du Maurier and J Meade Falkner among them."


"What a wonderful book!"

Trick Wiley. Good Reads


"A totally unputdownable masterpiece of historical fiction with a difference...there will be tears."


"Full of pace, colour and incident but never at the expense of character"

Linda Newbery, Costa Book Award Winner


"The love of a father and son; of grief, separation and redemption."

Jamila Gavin






"...with its gripping twists and turns, a real emotional rollercoaster. I couldn't put it down."

Jane Bailey, author of Lark Song.


"A beautifully written tale of an epic journey and the love between a father and son - it re-ignited my love of historical fiction."

Jackie Kabler, author of The Development.


"...I was so pleased to find Sam Pepys doing a cameo (and Hans Sloane) and I was impressed by the way you confronted really uncomfortable and violent moments... 

If I was a film director I'd be buying an option right now! - and I hope a real one does! It's a winner."

Sue Limb, author of Radio 4's Gloomsbury