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A novel about art, slavery and love.

The story begins in 1780, a time of upheaval: the American colonies almost lost, stirrings of industrial revolution, challenges to social norms. In a hamlet in Devon, Eve Martin watches helplessly as a fire destroys nearby Knowle Manor, the home of the Crosse family. The family decamps to their London house on Henrietta Street near Coven
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Published April 24th 2012
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Loraine
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1780, a time of upheaval: the American colonies almost lost, stirrings of industrial revolution, challenges to social norms. In a hamlet in Devon, Eve Martin watches helplessly as a fire destroys nearby Knowle Manor, the home of the Crosse family. The family decamps to their London house on Henrietta Street near Covent Garden, and Eve is invited to stay. From there she encounters John Stuart, a freed slave, now living and working in London. As secrets are gradually revealed, Eve and th
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Stephanie
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it

In the year 1780, Eve Martin watches as a fire consumes the Knowle Manor in Devon England, the home of her friends, the Crosse family. They move to their home in London on Henrietta Street and James-one of the brothers- invites Eve to stay. As she arrives to London, she meets a man on the streets named John Stuart, a freed-slave. She soon discovers John is an Anti-Slavery Campaigner. Eve is exposed to a whole new world and as her feelings change and as the story unfolds, James and Eve has a secr
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Stephanie Richard
Jul 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I really liked the story, even if I found the narrative a bit confusing at first, since it moves back and forth in time, and in locations. But I quickly got used to it, and could enjoy the story. Well written novel.
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I loved the character development; however the book just ended with so many unfinished stories. It had me looking for book two to find out what happened.
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J.D. Oswald lives in Nottinghamshire, England.

Her latest novel is 'A Death by Wounds', the first in a series of 'Lambert and Strange' mysteries, set in Winchester in the aftermath of the First World War. The novel was shortlisted for the Harry Bowling novel prize in 2014. The second novel in the Lambert and Strange series - The Maiden Garland - is coming soon!

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