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A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis
  

A Cruel Fate

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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. A Quick Reads 2014 title.

If you like Lindsey Davis you might also like to read books by SJ Parris, David Wishart and Steven Saylor.

Synopsis

A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis

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?

Reviews

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.'
Independent

'Davis's descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively...this is a great yarn'
Daily Mail

'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

'An intimate portrait of resilience, friendship and love'
Sunday Examiner, Australia

About the Author

Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis's first Falco novel, The Silver Pigs, was published in 1989. Since then, her novel Two For the Lions won the inaugural Ellis Peters Historical Dagger in 1998, and in 1999 she received the Sherlock Award for Best Comic Detective for her creation, Marcus Didius Falco. Lindsey's last ten novels have all been Sunday Times hardback bestsellers. She was born in Birmingham but now lives in Greenwich. In 2011 The Crime Writers' Association announced that the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in the UK crime writing world, went to Lindsey Davis.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Lindsey Davis

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Author's Website

www.lindseydavis.co.uk/

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Paperback

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781444763171

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