The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Hardback)
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Hardback)
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Hardback)
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Hardback)
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Hardback)
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 04/04/2019

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One of the year’s most exciting debuts, The Confessions of Frannie Langton draws on the gothic tones of Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea for an enthralling historical mystery. Moving from the plantations of Jamaica to the drawing rooms of 1820’s London, Collins’ novel spins out a darkly hypnotic story of slavery, freedom and of the wonderful and dreadful secrets bodies give up under the cover of darkness. An unforgettable story from a powerful new literary voice.

 

They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?

1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning - slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth.

For the first time Frannie must tell her story. It begins with a girl learning to read on a plantation in Jamaica, and it ends in a grand house in London, where a beautiful woman waits to be freed.

But through her fevered confessions, one burning question haunts Frannie Langton: could she have murdered the only person she ever loved?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241349199
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 222 x 138 x 35 mm

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“Did she really do it?”

Frannie is on trial, the only problem is, she does not remember doing what she is accused of. How is this possible? We desperately want a happy outcome and are rooting for her in this compulsive story. It captures the... More

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“A great debut....”

London is scandalised with the trial of Franny Langton who is accused of murdering her master and mistress.

The story of Frannie told through flashbacks into her life, her childhood in sugar plantation in Jamaica,... More

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“A dark tale of race and deceit.”

Frannie Langton is accused of murder. The issue is she can not remember doing it. How can she confess to something she has not done?
As the clock is ticking and she awaits her trial, we travel back in time to... More

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