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  • 'Gripping...Gleeson's evocation of the period is meticulously researched and her plotting is neat and controlled...a good yarn'

    Independent on Sunday
  • An irresistible follow-up to acclaimed THE GRENADILLO BOX:
    'Colourful and wildly entertaining...A wonderful read'

  • 'As attractively crafted as the box itself'

    Independent on Sunday
  • 'A delicious five-course banquet: a murder mystery is succeeded by an abandoned infant weepie, a love story, a social history and, finally, a richly flavoured, full-bodied, 18th-century whodunnit...You'll be kept guessing right up until the last page in this splendid novel'

    Harpers & Queen
  • 'A compulsive page-turner which will appeal especially to anyone who was spellbound by Charles Palliser's The Quincunx'

    Daily Mail

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