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Requiem for a Knave

Requiem for a Knave

From the author of The Wicked Cometh comes a dark, page-turning tale of passion and romance in the darkest of places. . .

‘Carlin can tell a good story’ Observer

After the death of his mother, young Alwin of Whittaker leaves the only home he has ever known to seek answers about his unknown father through a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. On the journey, Alwin falls in with a band of violent and marauding soldiers and is witness to their terrible crimes. When Alwin later joins up with a group of pilgrims, he must hide his identity…but he is not the only one with secrets to keep. Rosamund, a young woman travelling the same path, has much to conceal too.

The journey to discovering who he really is will lead Alwin into great danger and great passion. These are dark times, and through them, Alwin must shine a light.

Will the revelations to come destroy everything that came before?

(P) 2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 6th February 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473661448

Reviews

A book of great beauty and lyricism
On Magazine
Effortlessly transports the reader to fourteenth-century rural Derbyshire and the plight of young Alwin. With the deft touch of a master storyteller, Laura Carlin recreates the dangerous world Alwin must navigate as they flee the comforts of home for an entirely new life
Sophie Ward, author of Love and other Thought Experiments
An authentic, beautiful and page-turning novel that is a joy to read. It will stay with me for some time.
Laura E James, author of WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU