The Penny Heart

Author(s): Martine Bailey

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Sentenced to death for a simple confidence trick, Mary Jebb escapes the gallows ... but her reprieve is harsh: seven years in the unforgiving penal colony of Botany Bay.

Yet Mary is determined not to be forgotten, sending two pennies, engraved with a promise, to the two men who sealed her fate.

Timid artist Grace Moore jumps at the opportunity to marry handsome gentleman Michael Croxon - happy if only to get away from her drunken father.

But when Grace takes on a new cook, the two penny heart love tokens reveal she is tied to a world she didn't know existed ... A world of deceit, double-crossing, revenge and murder.


Product Information

A tale set in the 18th century about crime and revenge, this is a dark, stunning novel. Martine Bailey uses the genre of historical fiction to develop interesting characters and period-accurate language that is well researched. A gem of a novel.

Elisa, Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781444769869
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : 0.32
  • : August 2016
  • : 2.9 Centimeters X 13 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martine Bailey
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 464