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The Gallows Curse - Maitland Karen

Paperback Published: 15th March 2012
ISBN: 9780141047447
Number Of Pages: 584

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The thirteenth-century is just begun and King John has fallen out with the Pope, leaving babies to lie unbaptized in their cradles and corpses in unconsecrated ground. Across a fear-ravaged England, the people are dying in sin.

And into the Norfolk village of Gastmere comes a new Lord of the Manor - the cruel and blood-thirsty Osborn, not long returned from crusading. Spying treachery at every turn, he is prepared on the slightest pretext to damn anyone to hell and the scaffold.

So when Elena, a servant girl, is falsely accused of murdering her child she is convinced her life will be forfeit. But there are others who will defy Osborn's brutal regime to save a girl who once took part in the secrets and strange rituals of the manor . . .

'A ripping tale set in the year of 1210. Full of colour and detail' Daily Telegraph

'Bawdy and brutal' Simon Mayo

'Maitland's richest yet: a breathless romp through an England rendered spiritually desolate. Bubbles over with the exploits of desperate priests, scheming herbalists, torturous conspirators, a dwarf-sized madam and a plot of treason against the King' Metro

'A gem of a story. Meticulously researched and told with blood-curdling relish, this is a tale that will keep you awake at night' News of the World

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A ripping tale set in the year of 1210. Full of colour and detail * Daily Telegraph *
Maitland's richest yet: a breathless romp through an England rendered spiritually desolate. Bubbles over with the exploits of desperate priests, scheming herbalists, torturous conspirators, a dwarf-sized madam and a plot of treason against the King * Metro *
Bawdy and brutal * Simon Mayo *
A gem of a story. Meticulously researched and told with blood-curdling relish, this is a tale that will keep you awake at night * News of the World *
A richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler, such as Henry James * Daily Express *
Karen Maitland neatly catches the spirit of primitive superstition * Daily Express *

ISBN: 9780141047447
ISBN-10: 0141047445
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 15th March 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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