I am a writer of historical romantic fiction for Liquid Silver Books. My first book, Tyburn, is due to be released in early December. It is the first book in my new series, The Southwark Saga.
Tyburn is set in the London of 1671, eleven years after the Restoration of King Charles II brought the austere Parliamentarian regime and years of Civil War to an end. The capital has survived plague and fire under Charles and is still in the throes of the gleeful debauchery which accompanied the Merry Monarch’s return.
The roads are rife with highwaymen, desperate bandits who rob passing carriages as a means of survival. Foremost among them is Claude Duval, the infamous gentleman highwayman who distinguished himself by his impeccable manners and eschewing of violence, charming the ladies of London in the process.
Our story begins at Duval’s execution in January of 1670. Here we meet Claude’s friend, Sally, a young harlot fallen on hard times after fleeing France for the murder of a man who may not be dead. Tyburn is Sally’s story.
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