Accidents of Providence

Accidents of Providence

eBook - 2012
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During the mid-seventeenth-century persecution of unwed mothers in the aftermath of Charles I's execution, Rachel Lockyer is arrested and tried for murder when a dead child is found in the woods after her affair with Leveller William Walwyn.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547519456
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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wendybird May 09, 2012

Equal parts mystery, history lesson, legal primer & romance, this incredibly good read deserves more attention than its had to date. Set in Cromwell's uneasy England, 1649, young glovemaker Rachel Lockyyer finds herself in a fix...and a very public trial (featuring a host of very onery, BBC-drama like characters). I couldn't wait to pick up this novel each evening, and found the writing both evocative and clear.

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