Piers Alexander

Engaging, dramatic and believable


Calumny Spinks makes a determined, cocky protagonist and simultaneously gains the reader’s pity and admiration. He is the first of many believable and well described characters in this colourful story. An extremely visual book whose qualities would make an intriguing film, the reader is sucked into the 1600s through descriptive prose conjuring up the smells, sights and sounds of London.The plot is thorough with delightful twists and endless and often disturbing surprises.
A believable insight into the grimness of the 17th century and I have no hesitation in recommending it.