The Tenth Gift

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An escapist page-turner set in 17th-century Cornwall and Morocco, based on the real-life raids on the Cornish coast by Barbary corsairs.

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‘An unashamedly escapist page-turner’ Daily Mail

In an exclusive London restaurant, Julia Lovat is given a gift that will change her life. The antique book of Jacobean embroidery delights her, but when she looks more closely, she discovers within its faded pages the extraordinary diary of a young Cornish girl, calling to her from across the centuries.

On a Sunday morning in July 1625, Barbary pirates sail into a quiet Cornish bay and storm the church. Their loot: sixty men, women and children, bound for northern Morocco where they will be sold as slaves. Amongst them is Cat Tregenna, a talented young embroiderer. But as her diary reveals, Cat is anything but the compliant slave her captors were expecting…

Praise for The Tenth Gift:

‘An engrossing romance of clashing cultures and wonderful characters’ Diana Gabaldon

‘Beautifully written, first-class escapism’ Mail on Sunday

‘Revivifies the guilty pleasure of historical romance’ Independent

Additional information

Weight 0.517 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

469

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K