The Tenth Gift

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The Tenth Gift

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Author :   Jane Johnson
Publisher :   Head of Zeus
Published :   01/10/2020
ISBN :   9781789545258
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   469
Size (mm) :   198x129x36
Weight (g) :   517

'An unashamedly escapist page-turner' Daily MailIn an exclusive London restaurant, Julia Lovat is given a gift that will change her life. The antique book of Jacobean embroidery delights her, but when she looks more closely, she discovers...   Read more

'An unashamedly escapist page-turner' Daily MailIn an exclusive London restaurant, Julia Lovat is given a gift that will change her life. The antique book of Jacobean embroidery delights her, but when she looks more closely, she discovers within its faded pages the extraordinary diary of a young Cornish girl, calling to her from across the centuries.
On a Sunday morning in July 1625, Barbary pirates sail into a quiet Cornish bay and storm the church. Their loot: sixty men, women and children, bound for northern Morocco where they will be sold as slaves. Amongst them is Cat Tregenna, a talented young embroiderer. But as her diary reveals, Cat is anything but the compliant slave her captors were expecting...
Praise for The Tenth Gift: 'An engrossing romance of clashing cultures and wonderful characters' Diana Gabaldon
'Beautifully written, first-class escapism' Mail on Sunday
'Revivifies the guilty pleasure of historical romance' Independent