The Unreliable Death of Lady Grange (Paperback)
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The Unreliable Death of Lady Grange (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 19/03/2020
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Edinburgh, January 1732. It’s the funeral of Rachel, wife of Lord Grange. Her death is a shock. Still young, she’d shown no signs of ill health. Rachel is, however, still alive. She has been brutally kidnapped by the man who has falsified her death: her husband. Her punishment, perhaps, for railing against his infidelity – or simply for being too feisty for a lady and never submissive enough as a wife. Whether to conceal his Jacobite leanings or to replace his wife with a long-time mistress, Lord Grange banishes Rachel to a remote island exile, to an isolated life of hardship on St Kilda, where she can never be found. This is the gripping story of a woman who has until now been remembered mostly by her husband’s unflattering account. It’s a remarkable tale of how the real Lady Grange may have coped with such a dramatic fate, with courage and grace

Publisher: Saraband
ISBN: 9781912235667
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“The wronged lady finally has her say … One of the strangest and most disturbing stories to have emerged from Scotland’s Jacobite past.” - The Times

From the Jacobite intrigues of eighteenth-century Edinburgh to Scotland's dark and sea-battered islands, Lady Grange's life is one of eye-popping incident. An amazing story. - Sally Magnusson

"Swept me along breathlessly ... The cruelty and complexity of eighteenth-century Scottish society is richly represented." - Dr Annie Gray

"A fascinating historical novel ... utterly compelling ... a book we'd highly recommend." - Undiscovered Scotland

“A superlative page-turner” - Scones and Chaise Longues blog

“A compelling narrative … fitting current trends in historical fiction, where women’s history is centralised and new light shed on their position in the past … An enjoyable read.” - Historical Novels Review

"There's kidnapping, mystery, intrigue, romance and even murder ... a very enjoyable romp through an interesting period of Jacobean history ... gave a voice to someone who has, like many women, largely been forgotten or misrepresented in history." - Portobello Book Blog

"Fleshing out the limited details available about Lady Grange's life, Sue Lawrence has created a fascinating, enjoyable and eminently readable piece of historical fiction." - Ramblingmads

"Fascinating, entertaining ... an addictive read." - Jera's Jamboree

This is a fantastic and gripping story and I highly recommend. - Geraldine Gatsby

"I absolutely loved this richly drawn novel." - Beauty Balm

"Rachel is the very embodiment of female power in a period of time when women had very little ... This is a powerful book, of a dark but in some ways uplifting story that might just take you away from our current craziness." - Bookbound

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“Historical fiction inspired by true life. Horrifying to think how women were treated”

I read this shortly after reading Where Are The Women by Sara Sheridan and getting extremely riled that so many women in Scotland had been written out of history. We are all too familiar with statues and portraits of... More

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“Shockingly compelling”

Having never previously known the story of Lady Grange, I found this novel both fascinating and shocking. Sue Lawrence has incorporated artistic license to create a very readable novel based on true historical... More

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