The Finest Type of English Womanhood

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Set in England and in post-war, pre-apartheid Johannesburg, the story is based on a real-life murder of a young woman on a ship in 1947, and about the doubtful circumstances surrounding the trial and the man found guilty of the murder.
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Rachel Heath was born in Bristol in 1968. She lives with her husband, a screen writer, and their three children and one dog in Bath. This is her first novel.

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"A dark, compelling debut ... Heath skilfully recreates the trajectory of Gibson's life, but it's Trelling's equally damaged character ... which provides the vital emotional charge" * Daily Mail * "Heath combines imaginative, fast paced story telling with an unerring sense of period, place and mood... an exceptionally well-written, suspenseful novel." * Guardian * "Excellent on the atmosphere of post-war Britain and the lure of South Africa... compellingly told, reminiscent of early Doris Lessing ... the twists keep the reader glued to the novel." * Independent * "...thrillingly macabre." * Daily Telegraph * "Excellent ... There is a compulsion and persuasive assurance in the writing" * Sunday Times *

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