The Confessions of Frannie Langton

The Confessions of Frannie Langton


  • Author : Sara Collins
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241984024


The Confessions of Frannie Langton Book Description :

'Deep-diving and elegant . . . Wide Sargasso Sea meets Beloved meets Alias Grace' Margaret Atwood 'Sara Collins takes the gothic genre by the scruff of the neck...a triumph of powerful characterisation melded with suspenseful plotting' Bernadine Evaristo THE 'DAZZLINGLY ORIGINAL' DEBUT NOVEL BY A NEW LITERARY STAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 2019 '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, seductre...

The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

The Confessions of Frannie Langton


  • Author : Sara Collins
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release Date : 2019-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0241984017


The Confessions of Frannie Langton Book Description :

'Deep-diving and elegant . . . Wide Sargasso Sea meets Beloved meets Alias Grace' Margaret Atwood THE 'DAZZLINGLY ORIGINAL' DEBUT NOVEL BY A NEW LITERARY STAR '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...

The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Confessions of Frannie Langton


  • Author : Sara Collins
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443456197


The Confessions of Frannie Langton Book Description :

All of London is abuzz with the scandalous case of Frannie Langton, accused of the brutal double murder of her employers, renowned scientist George Benham and his eccentric French wife, Marguerite. Crowds pack the courtroom, eagerly following every twist, while the newspapers print lurid theories about the killings and the mysterious woman being held in the Old Bailey. The testimonies against Frannie are damning. She is a seductress, a witch, a master manipulator, a whore. But Frannie claims she cannot recall what happened that fateful evening, even if remembering could save her life. She doesn’t know how she came to be covered in the victims’ blood. But she does have a tale to tell: a story of her childhood on a Jamaican plantation, her apprenti...

The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

The Confessions of Frannie Langton


  • Author : Sara Collins
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1443456187


The Confessions of Frannie Langton Book Description :

All of London is abuzz with the scandalous case of Frannie Langton, accused of the brutal double murder of her employers, renowned scientist George Benham and his eccentric French wife, Marguerite. Crowds pack the courtroom, eagerly following every twist, while the newspapers print lurid theories about the killings and the mysterious woman being held in the Old Bailey. The testimonies against Frannie are damning. She is a seductress, a witch, a master manipulator, a whore. But Frannie claims she cannot recall what happened that fateful evening, even if remembering could save her life. She doesn’t know how she came to be covered in the victims’ blood. But she does have a tale to tell: a story of her childhood on a Jamaican plantation, her apprenti...

The Snakes

The Snakes


  • Author : Sadie Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062897039


The Snakes Book Description :

"The Snakes is many things--a parable and an ancient drama where a father's greed devours his children, a police procedural, an avid take on tabloid venality, and a bitter comedy, superbly observed. Sadie Jones writes with pitiless aplomb and corrosive intelligence."--Louise Erdrich A chilling page-turner and impossible to put down, THE SNAKES is Sadie Jones at her best: breathtakingly powerful, brilliantly incisive, and utterly devastating. This gripping novel by Sadie Jones tells the tense and violent story of the Adamsons, a dysfunctional English family, with exceptional wealth, whose darkest secrets come back to bite them. Set mostly in rural France during contemporary times, THE SNAKES is an all-consuming read and a devastating portrait of how m...

The Keeper
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Keeper


  • Author : Jessica Moor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525506317


The Keeper Book Description :

An addictive literary thriller about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace. When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police are ready to write it off as a standard-issue female suicide. But the residents of the domestic violence shelter where Katie worked disagree. These women have spent weeks or even years waiting for the men they're running from to catch up with them. They know immediately: This was murder. Still, Detective Dan Whitworth and his team expect an open-and-shut case--until they discover evidence that suggests Katie wasn't who she appeared. Weaving together the investigation with Katie's final months as it barrels toward the truth, The Keeper is a riveting mystery and a searing examination of v...

No Angel
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

No Angel


  • Author : Tom Bower
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-02-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571269372


No Angel Book Description :

'I'm no angel.' Bernie Ecclestone Born into poverty, Bernie Ecclestone has made himself a billionaire by developing the world's second most popular sport - Formula One racing. Private, mysterious and some say sinister, the eighty-year-old criss-crosses the globe in his private jet, mixing with celebrities, statesmen and sporting heroes. His success is not just in creating a multibillion-pound global business but in resisting repeated attempts to snatch the glittering prize from his control. Ecclestone has never before revealed how he graduated from selling second-hand cars in London's notorious Warren Street to become the major player he is today. He has finally decided to reveal his secrets: the deals, the marriages, the disasters and the successes ...

Blackberry and Wild Rose
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Blackberry and Wild Rose


  • Author : Sonia Velton
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538507742


Blackberry and Wild Rose Book Description :

Set in eighteenth-century Spitalfields, London, Blackberry and Wild Rose is the rich and atmospheric tale of a household of Huguenot silk weavers as the pursuit of the perfect silk design leads them all into ambition, love, and betrayal. When Esther Thorel, wife of a master silk weaver, rescues Sara Kemp from a brothel, she thinks she is doing God’s will, but her good deed is not returned. Sara quickly realizes that the Thorel household is built on hypocrisy and lies and soon tires of the drudgery of life as Esther’s new lady’s maid. As the two women’s relationship becomes increasingly fractious, Sara resolves to find out what it is that so preoccupies her mistress ... Esther has long yearned to be a silk designer. When her early watercolors ...

The Paying Guests
Score: 3.5
From 97 Ratings

The Paying Guests


  • Author : Sarah Waters
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771089435


The Paying Guests Book Description :

A truly extraordinary, masterful novel of brilliant storytelling, sensuality, and psychological suspense set in post-WWI London, from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Stranger. Three-time Booker Prize finalist Sarah Waters is at the height of her powers. A psychological and dramatic tour de force from beloved international bestseller Sarah Waters. The year is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. In South London, in a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as Mrs Wray and her daughter Frances are obliged to take in lodgers. With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, the routines of the hou...

Those Who Are Loved
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Those Who Are Loved


  • Author : Victoria Hislop
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2019-05-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472223258


Those Who Are Loved Book Description :

'Victoria Hislop's view of history in her novels is, like the writer herself, a compassionate and generous one' Scotsman The gripping new novel by Sunday Times Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Athens 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade. Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these political differences. The Nazi occupation deepens the fault-lines between those she loves just as it reduces Greece to destitution. She watches friends die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance...