A stunning, rambunctious historical novel which delivers all the satisfaction of the great nineteenth-century classics of Dickens, Thackeray and FieldingPerfect for readers of Philippa Gregory
Peter Prince won the Somerset Maugham Award for Play Things, his first novel. For his screenplays, he has won a BAFTA, a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award and the Mystery Writers' of America Special Award.
'A stunning historical novel with an unforgettable hero' Publishing News 'Adam, with all his bawdy romps and exciting adventures, emerges as a very modern hero. A must-read for any lover of thrilling historical romance' Daily Mirror 'Love, death and greed: classic ingredients for any ripping yarn, but it's the setting that makes this novel so memorable, conjuring up eighteenth-century Lisbon, where wealth and poverty, magic and intrigue, cosmopolitanism and prejudice exist side by side' Mail on Sunday 'Highly readable ... Prince writes with zest and strong visual detail, combining a present-day immediacy with a flavour of the past in Adam's first-person narrative. Exhilarating to read and with the assured feel of solid research behind it, this is a quality historical novel' Clare Colvin, Daily Mail