Confessions of Frannie Langton: ‘A dazzling page-turner’ (Emma Donoghue) Sara Collins



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Deep-diving and elegant . . . Wide Sargasso Sea meets Beloved meets Alias Grace Margaret Atwood THE DAZZLINGLY ORIGINAL DEBUT NOVEL BY A NEW LITERARY STAR WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 2019 WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTH 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 dont believe Ive 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, where a beautiful woman waits to be freed. But through her fevered confessions, one burning question haunts Frannie Langton: could she have murdered the only person she ever loved? A beautiful and haunting tale about one womans fight to tell her story, The Confessions of Frannie Langton leads you through laudanum-laced dressing rooms and dark-as-night back alleys, into the enthralling heart of Georgian London. A dazzling page-turner Emma Donoghue A star in the making Sunday Times Gothic fiction made brand new Stef Penney Stunning Guardian Spectacular Natasha Pulley Dazzlingly original The Times A heroine for our times Elizabeth Day

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