1648: Civil war is devastating England. The privileged world of Katherine Ferrers is crumbling under Cromwell's army and, as an orphaned heiress, she has no choice but to marry for the sake of family.
But as her marriage turns into a prison and her fortune is forfeit, Katherine becomes increasingly desperate. So when she meets a man who shows her a way out, she seizes the chance. It is dangerous and brutal, and she knows if they're caught, there's only one way it can end...
The mystery of Lady Katherine Ferrers, legendary highwaywoman, has captured the collective imagination of generations. Now, based on the real woman, the original 'Wicked Lady' is brought gloriously to life in this tale of infatuation, betrayal and survival.
About the Author
Katherine has a passion for history and a degree in the subject. Until recently she worked for a national examination board, where she led the development and launch of the UK's first A level in Creative Writing. She has enjoyed success with her short stories and won a Historical Short Story Competition sponsored by Jerwood in 2012. The Crimson Ribbon was her debut novel.
Atmospheric and gripping... The complex relationship between Ruth and Lizzie is wonderfully convincing, tender and devastating in equal measure right up to the last heart-breaking momentBegins at a cracking pace, plunging the reader into the turbulent Civil War period and the terror of witchcraft that came with it... A compelling novelImpressive and inspirational... an original and entertaining storyExceptional... Deftly written, uncluttered and impassioned, this has to be one of the leading historical debuts of the yearA beautifully written novel about an incredible time in England's history, with a cast of intriguing and excellently drawn characters who seem entirely real. The Crimson Ribbon is very impressiveThere is so much more I could say about this novel, but I'll finish with an observation Ruth makes: "People have so many parts it is impossible to know them all." Clements has done a fine job in exploring the many parts that make up a person, and a society in conflict.The writing is subtle, but wonderfully done . . . well plotted and a fascinating fictional insight into a turbulent time
Series: Di Damen Brook
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 11th February 2016
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1