An ingenious telling of a romantic tragedy
This is the story of an imposter and bigamist, a self-styled Colonel Hope, who travels to the North, where eventually he marries 'The Maid of Buttermere', a young woman whose natural beauty inspired the dreams and confirmed the theories of various early nineteenth-century writer . . . It is a fine story . . . This is historical fiction with a human face
A vivid and erudite tour de force - romantic fiction for the thinking reader
A detailed, eloquent and affecting panorama of truth and lies . . . thrusts [Bragg] into the front rank
A terrific tale of passion, lust, deception and moral outrage.