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Harper Collins Publishers
Book Format: Paperback
Book Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Publication Year: 2003
Book Condition: Good (Some minor wear and creases on book cover, edges and spine. Interior pages are tight and clean though some minor tanning is present. This doesn't affect readability of text)
An epic love story set in the period of Music and Silence, for readers of Rose Tremain and Philippa Gregory.
Zeal Beester, mistress of the rolling Hampshire estate of Hawkridge, is pregnant, unwed, and the King has banished her lover to the New World. The Puritan Praise-God Gifford will have her burnt at the stake for depravity.
To save herself and the child, Zeal becomes the wife of Philip Wentworth, an ageing soldier and adventurer. But Philip's extraordinary tales of El Dorado only remind her of her exiled lover.
As the chaos of Civil War approaches, Zeal begins to rebuild Hawkridge House as the Memory Palace and the secret map of her heart. Part maze, part theatre, part great country house, it enrages the Puritans and inspires in one twisted soul a hatred and envy that only death will satisfy.
Should the King be killed, Zeal's lover may return only to find Zeal and the child in their graves...
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