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The Winter List

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7th September 2023

Price: £24.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529414257

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Multi-award-winning historical thriller writer S. G. MacLean returns to her 17th century heartland. Charles II has been restored to the throne. A list of men who supported Cromwell must be hunted down to face a terrible traitor’s death. On that list is the name of Damian Seeker.

By the summer of 1660 the last remnants of the Republic have been swept away and the Stuarts have been restored under their king, Charles II. A list of forty-nine regicides believed to be involved in the death of Charles I is drawn up. Executions of the regicides begin to take place and the hunt intensifies for those who have gone into hiding or have fled.

Although not a regicide, staunch Republican Damian Seeker is on a list of traitors to the king. Royalist spy, Lady Anne Winter, is employed to find evidence of guilt or innocence among the names on this Winter List. Seeker has fled but his beloved daughter Manon remains in England, married to lawyer Lawrence Ingolby, and living in York. As the conduit to her father and to others on the Winter List and surrounded by spies and watchers, Manon lives in constant danger and fear of discovery.

‘S. G. MacLean can make any historical period sing with life’ – Antonia Hodgson

(P) 2023 Quercus Editions Limited

Reviews

Guardian
With a propulsive plot, this is a well-researched and fascinating portrait of a febrile, still divided nation, where long-held grudges fester in an atmosphere of broken trust
Sun
Vividly imaginative, this builds the world of 1660 from the ground up, with all its romance and tragedy
Sunday Times
Manon faces daily danger in a novel that shows MacLean's ability to invest gripping fiction with historical fact
The Times
A wonderful storyteller