From the author also known as Ariana Franklin-the thrilling sequel to A Catch of Consequence that "moves at a cracking pace."( London Times)
Makepeace Hedley is frantic when she learns that her young daughter, sailing home to England from the rebelling American colonies, has been taken prisoner by the British. With her usual determination, Makepeace sets out for Plymouth to rescue her child.
And when Countess Diana Stacpoole is asked by an American friend to help his son, also a British prisoner, Diana responds quickly and leaves her genteel past behind.
In the chaos of wartime Plymouth the two women face social outrage, public scandal, and even arrest. Amidst docks and prisons, government bureaucracy and brothels, they forge an unlikely and unshakable friendship. And in freeing others, they discover their own splendid liberty.
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Diana Norman is a former reporter who now writes biographies and historical novels. She is married to the film critic Barry Norman and has two daughters.Review:
'Diana Norman creates an exhilarating sense of these times and their possibilities.' Daily Telegraph 'A sparkling historical novel.' Sunday Tribune 'Diana Norman wears her erudition lightly!Moves at a cracking pace with a stunning denouement.' The Times
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Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. large print ed edition. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007235232
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007235230 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0982696