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Publisher Description

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'The finest novel Dunmore has written.' Observer
'Superb and poignant.' Guardian
'Quietly brilliant ... among the best fiction of our time.' Daily Telegraph

It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence.

Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war.

Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants.

But as Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens, she soon finds herself dangerously alone.
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Nominated for the 2018 Independent Booksellers Week Award
Longlisted for the 2018 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
March 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Col. Russel ,

It was the best of times, it was ..........

This is a beautifully written novel but for me ultimately disappointing. The conceit promises a story of the intellectual fervour that infected England around the time of the French Revolution but in the end this is a story of a second wife uncovering some of the truths of her husband and the first wife. I was more interested in the minor characters than Lizzie and Diner.

Iseveryncknametaken? ,

Pretty boring story from Helen Dunmore

Boring really

Roamer128 ,

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