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DEVIL WATER is the true story of Charles Radcliffe, who escaped from Newgate prison in 1715 after his brother's execution, and of his daughter Jenny. Jenny was the child of a secret marriage; father and daughter share a strong and abiding affection.

When Jenny immigrates to America, she and her father suffer years of separation. The themes of this book ...

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Overview

Part One Of Two Parts

DEVIL WATER is the true story of Charles Radcliffe, who escaped from Newgate prison in 1715 after his brother's execution, and of his daughter Jenny. Jenny was the child of a secret marriage; father and daughter share a strong and abiding affection.

When Jenny immigrates to America, she and her father suffer years of separation. The themes of this book are loyalty and courage.

Like all of Seton's books, this one combines thoroughly documented history with superb storytelling.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395081716
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1962

Meet the Author

Anya Seton (1904-1990) was the author of many bestselling historical romances, including Katherine, The Winthrop Woman, Avalon, Dragonwyck, Green Darkness, Devil Water, and Foxfire. She lived in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2005

    An entertaining book with some history to boot!!!

    This book leaves you wanting more. It is on the same level as Katherine in my opinion. This story has little to do with it's title. It is mainly about the real-life Charles Ratcliffe and his obsession/fight to put his royal cousin on the throne of England during the early 1700s. Because of Radcliffe's religion, he had to endure much. Along the way, he tries to enlist the support of his former fiance Betty Lee and his devoted daughter Jenny, who resides in colonial America at the time. This might be tragic. I won't give the ending away, but it is definitely well worth the read. It is also interesting to know that Ratcliffe was the last person to die for the Stuart cause in England. Trust me, this is one of the best books you will ever read by an outstanding author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    a heartbreaking story all the more because it's based on fact

    a heartbreaking story all the more because it's based on fact

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2007

    God save the King

    Great early view of life in Virginia. And the great strugle to put King James Stuart back on the Thown of England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2004

    Rousing history and romance

    the Jacobite Rebellions have seldom been more poinient. James Derwentwater, doomed, proud and unrepetant goes to his death with honor. The book centers on his youngest brother, Charles, and his continued fight to avenge his brother's death and his struggles to assist as he can the lovely child born of his tyrst with a border lass. there is a good dollop of history, mixed with faciniating what if's and it is a fun read.

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