The Square of Sevens (Hardback)Laura Shepherd-Robinson (author)
From the debauchery of Bartholomew Fair to the grandest estates in Georgian London, this page-turning slice of period crime from the author of Daughters of Night follows a fortune telling lady on a perilous quest to discover the truth about her late mother.
'My father had spelt it out to me. Choice was a luxury I couldn't afford. This is your story, Red. You must tell it well.'
A girl known only as Red, the daughter of a Cornish fortune-teller, travels with her father making a living predicting fortunes using the ancient method: the Square of Sevens. When her father suddenly dies, Red becomes the ward of a gentleman scholar.
Now raised as a lady amidst the Georgian splendour of Bath, her fortune-telling is a delight to high society, but she cannot ignore the questions that gnaw at her soul: who was her mother? How did she die? And who are the mysterious enemies her father was always terrified would find him?
The pursuit of these mysteries takes her from Cornwall and Bath to London and Devon, from the rough ribaldry of the Bartholemew Fair to the grand houses of two of the most powerful families in England. And while Red's quest brings her the possibility of great reward, it also leads into her grave danger.
Laura Shepherd-Robinson's The Square of Sevens is an epic and sweeping novel set in Georgian high society, a dazzling story offering up mystery, intrigue, heartbreak, and audacious twists.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 243 x 166 x 52 mm
'Laura Shepherd Robinson is a brilliant, brilliant writer, up there with CJ Sansom and Andrew Taylor.' - James O'Brien
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5* The Square of Sevens is Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s third book and is a perfect historical mystery. Her previous books were hugely enjoyable but The Square of Sevens is a step into brilliance.
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