Waterstones Book Club brings together the best Fiction and Non-Fiction paperbacks of the year, showcasing a blend of new and established writers across a range of genres and subjects.
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The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson
London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into the hell of a debtors' prison.
The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom Hawkins has never been good at following rules - even simple ones.