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The Memory of Midnight by Pamela Hartshorne
  

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By the author of Time's Echo, and for all fans of Barbara Erskine and Kate Mosse, comes The Memory of Midnight, a vivid and powerful tale of two women, each of whom has her own story of love, longing and terror.

If you like Pamela Hartshorne you might also like to read books by Barbara Erskine, Susanna Kearsley and Kate Mosse.

Synopsis

The Memory of Midnight by Pamela Hartshorne

One hot day in Elizabethan York, young Nell Appleby is trapped in a wooden chest, and a horror of the stifling dark -- and of the man who trapped her - dogs her for the rest of her life. Wed to the sadistic Ralph Maskewe, Nell must find joy where she can, until the return of her childhood sweetheart offers a chance of flight to the New World. Will Nell risk all to escape the dark at last? Four and a half centuries later, Tess and her small son Oscar move to York. Eager to start a new life, away from her overbearing and manipulative husband, Martin, Tess tries to put her marriage behind her. But time in York has a way of shifting strangely, and memories of a past that is not her own begin to surface with disturbing effect. Living two lives, torn between two worlds, Tess must unlock the secrets of the past before she can free herself -- and Nell --once and for all.

Reviews

'This is a superbly haunting time-tripping story'
Peterborough Telegraph

'It is set in Tudor York, which is a glorious evocative setting. And if you love history, romance and ghosts, you'll love this'
Deborah Swift

'What a terrific novel. I really enjoyed it and became deeply involved in the lives of the two heroines'
Elizabeth Buchan

'A brilliant and bristling spine-chiller'
Pendle Today

'If you're the sort of person who chews fingernails when things get tense, I suggest, whilst reading this, you might want to consider mittens'
The Book Bag

'All I can do is urge you to pick it up! ... Time's Echo is full of tension, drama, history, love, superstition, and it is a book that is so thrilling you won't be able to put it down! There is danger and tension throughout which had me on the edge of my seat. A great novel! Reading in the Sunshine 'York author Hartshorne weaves her own bit of magic with this bewitching tale'
Northern Echo

About the Author

After an earlier career spent working and travelling around the world, including stints as cook on an outback cattle station, interpreter on expedition in Cameroon and English teacher in Jakarta, Pamela Hartshorne stumbled into writing as a way of funding a PhD in Medieval Studies. Settling at last in York, for several years she combined academic research with a successful career as a romance writer. Her thesis on the streets of later medieval and early modern York was finally completed in 2004 and she continues to work (very slowly) on a scholarly edition of the wardmote court records that formed the basis of her research. The Memory of Midnight is her second novel based on her study of Elizabethan York and written under her real name.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2013

Author

Pamela Hartshorne

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Author's Website

www.pamelahartshorne.com

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Historical romance

ISBN

9780330544269

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