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The Lost Duchess by Jenny Barden
  

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In 1584 Elizabeth I granted a charter for colonisation of a part of North America and this early real life colony and its extraordinary and mysterious fate forms the backdrop for this historical adventure. Whether you know much about early America or this period of English history is irrelevant as Barden expertly weaves intricate historical detail around her love story.

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The Lost Duchess by Jenny Barden

Emme Fifield has fallen about as far as a gentlewoman can. Once a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth, her only hope of surviving the scandal that threatens to engulf her is to escape England for a fresh start in the New World, where nobody has ever heard of the Duchess of Somerset. Emme joins Kit Doonan's rag-tag band of idealists, desperados and misfits bound for Virginia. But such a trip will be far from easy and Emme finds her attraction to the mysterious Doonan inconvenient to say the least...


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Exciting, exotic and tantalising * Lancashire Evening Post * Barden expertly weaves intricate historical detail around her love story * lovereading.co.uk * A wonderfully complex story of intrigue, mystery, hardship and betrayal * Historical Novel Review * A cracking read! -- Hazel Gaynor * author of The Girl Who Came Home * An excellent work of historical fiction * Historical Fiction Obsession *


About the Author

Jenny Barden has had a love of history and adventure ever since an encounter in infancy with a suit of armour at Tamworth Castle. Training as an artist, followed by a career as a city solicitor, did little to help displace her early dream of becoming a knight. Impelled by a fascination with the Age of Discovery, she has travelled widely in South and Central America, and much of the inspiration for Mistress of the Sea came from retracing the footsteps of Francis Drake in Panama. Jenny has four children and lives in Hertfordshire with her long suffering husband, a loving Labrador and a deadly Bengal cat. More about Jenny can be found at www.jennybarden.com

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Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Jenny Barden

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Publisher

Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780091949242

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