It is 1648, and the Civil War has been resurrected by a king still determined to be an absolute ruler and a parliament unable to agree how to govern without him. Blacksmith Jamie Hudson, weary and disillusioned, is forced to re-enlist, leaving his wife Lucy to struggle on alone in London: printing newsbooks, dodging the censors, and all the while supporting the Leveller demands for democracy and freedom, and hoping for a peace that will finally allow the two of them to be together again.
About the Author
Born in the USA, Gillian Bradshaw grew up in Washington, Santiago, Chile and Michigan. She is a Classics graduate from Cambridge, and published her first novel, Hawk of May, just before her final term. A highly acclaimed novelist, Gillian Bradshaw has won the Hopwood Award for Fiction, among other prizes. She lives in Coventry, England, with her husband and their four children.