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A Cruel Fate

A Cruel Fate

Martin Watts, a bookseller, is captured by Royalists. Jane Afton’s brother Nat is taken too. They suffer inhumane treatment as prisoners-of-war.
In Oxford Castle jailor William Smith tortures, beats, starves and deprives his helpless victims. Can Jane rescue her sick brother before he dies of neglect? Will Martin dare to escape?
Based on real events in the English Civil War, Lindsey Davis retells the grim tale of Captain Smith’s abuse of power in Oxford prison – where many died in misery though a lucky few survived.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 3rd February 2014

Price: £0.99

ISBN-13: 9781444763188

Reviews

'Davis's descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively...this is a great yarn'
<i> Daily Mail</i>
'While this book is a departure from her usual Falco novels, the trademark charm, piercing intelligence and ready wit are as abundant as ever... dramatic and enthralling, all the more so for being full of historical fact. The characters are intriguing and three-dimensional, and the whole is told with a humour and insight which means the reader will find the book impossible to put down.'
www.thebookbag.co.uk
Praise for MASTER AND GOD: 'The narrative is rapid and the story well told with much sharp-edged detail. You can open this book and step right into a convincing yet extraordinary past.'
<i>Independent</i>
'An intimate portrait of resilience, friendship and love'
<i>Sunday Examiner</i>, Australia