Author:C J Sansom
The sixth novel in the Matthew Shardlake series, set in Tudor England. The lawyer/sleuth has to recover a controversial confessional book written by Catherine Parr, stolen from a seemingly locked cabinet – only one page has been found, clutched in the hand of a murdered printer. Sansom brilliantly recreates the London of 1546, from the lavish gilded palaces to the poverty of the ramshackle huts around St Paul’s to the dungeons of the Tower.
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Fans of meticulously researched historical fiction, who love to immerse themselves in a long complex story – if you liked the preceding tales in this series you’ll certainly enjoy this.
One thing you’ve learned
Hilary Mantel doesn’t have a monopoly on fiction based on the Tudor era.