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Melvyn Bragg's highly-acclaimed bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century's greatest scandals.
Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.
I enjoyed the story, but my main gripe was the number of mistakes in grammar, punctuation & mis-spelling. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. A. Shea
Great book, really well written. Couldn't put it down during my holidays.Published 1 month ago by Freddie
Beautiful writing style and holds your imagination as to where and how the story will end. Set in one of the most beautiful parts of England.Published 3 months ago by pinklady
Good book, and interesting subject. Sympathetic portrayal of main characters & valuable insight into life in the early 19th C.Published 22 months ago by Ms. J. Hardie
Read al his "non autobiographical"ones and rate them highly. This was a departure for me and I am equally impressed.Published 24 months ago by Kenneth Wolfe
This was bought as a present and the person who it was for found it to be quite a hard read. The language was quite 'flowery' and difficult to follow but they persevered and... Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2013 by talking cat
I picked this off the library shelf many years ago on spec as I normally read very little fiction - even fewer of the historical genre. Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2011 by heath