All Ned Bedwell wants for Christmas is a chance to fatten his lean purse. As a lowly apprentice lawyer in Tudor London, his chances of this happening aren’t good – that is until he hits upon the plan of hosting his own Christmas Revels for his fellow clerks at the Inns of Court. Feasting, drinking, dicing, and pretty girls playing sweet music – it couldn’t be better, and with the help of his friend, Rob Black, profitable too! What could possibly go wrong? Rob's redoubtable sister, Meg, has plans of her own for Ned. Instead he finds himself the escort and chaperone to Walter Dellingham, a young man of Lutheran persuasion, conducting him on a tour of London’s best ‘reformist’ sites, all the while led by a determined Meg Black. Revels or responsibility – how will Ned enjoy the fruits of his labours now? An amusing romp through the low life of Tudor England,
Welcome to Henry VIII’s Merrie England where politics, plots and murder are the currency of the realm.
Book 2 of the Red Ned Tudor Mystery series, followed by The Fetter Lane Fleece, A Comfit of Rogues, The Lord of Misrule, (A Yuletide compilation of the three novellas) The Smithfield Shambles, (to be released March 2013), The Trade of the Thames (to be released May 2013) and the Queen’s Oranges