The American Boy (Paperback)
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER AND AWARD-WINNING RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

Murder, lies and betrayal in Regency England

England 1819. Thomas Shield, a master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the child's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Helplessly drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Shield becomes entwined in their family's affairs.

When a brutal murder takes place in London's seedy backstreets, all clues lead to the Frant family, and Shield is tangled in a web of lies, money, sex and death that threatens to tear his new life apart.

Soon, it emerges that at the heart of these macabre events lies the strange American boy. What secrets is the young Edgar Allan Poe hiding?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008300753
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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“Absorbing and rich with detail.”

An interesting and genuinely absorbing historical thriller. Cleverly plotted and beautifully written in the language of the day. The author has taken few liberties with individuals from the era and has produced an... More

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