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'So vividly evoked that you are there, living the story' Alison Weir *** Frances Gorges was accused of witchcraft - and she survived. But if her torturers at the court of King James discover she is pregnant with the child of Tom Wintour, her lover executed for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, it will mean certain death. Then Frances is offered an escape: marriage. She will not be expected to sleep with her new husband, only to give up the cause for which Tom died. But even when she is surrounded by the venomous dangers of life at court, Frances finds old loyalties hard to deny... Compelling, sensual, suspenseful, THE DEVIL'S SLAVE is a novel of family, power and heartbreaking dilemmas. It is also a surprising, thrilling love story. *** 'A lively, entertaining novel' The Sunday Times 'Powerfully accomplished and vividly detailed... I swallowed this book in two great gulps' Sarah Gristwood, author of GAME OF QUEENS 'Rich evocation of 17th Century life The Times 'Empathetic and knowledgeable' Daily Mail
|Publication date:||17th September 2020|
|Publisher:||Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Tracy Borman is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997. Tracy is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books including The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty, Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant, Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England, Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction. Tracy is also ...More About Tracy Borman