Devil Water

Devil Water

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by Anya Seton, Philippa Gregory
     
 

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This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of his daughter, Jenny, by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginia—where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover—Jenny

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This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of his daughter, Jenny, by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginia—where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover—Jenny’s story reveals one young woman’s loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles between living in the Old World and the New. This vividly powerful novel, like its predecessor The Winthrop Woman, combines thoroughly documented history with superb storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556526596
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Rediscovered Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.36(d)

Meet the Author

Anya Seton is the author of the bestselling historical novels Katherine, Green Darkness, Dragonwyck, Avalon, and The Winthrop Woman. Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, and The Queen's Fool.

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Devil Water 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a heartbreaking story all the more because it's based on fact
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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