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The Prisoner of Measham Hall

(The third book in the Measham Hall series)
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The next instalment in the page-turning Measham Hall series; return to mysterious Measham Hall in this tale of espionage and intrigue at the height of the Williamite war

1690. England is in crisis – the new protestant King William III has embarked on wars in France and Ireland, inflation is rampant and the price of corn is causing riots.

At Measham Hall, Sir William Hawthorne faces a predicament of his own: his loyal steward has died, and he must find another. His problems appear to have been solved when the charming Mr Goodwyn arrives with a mysterious letter of recommendation and takes up the post. But soon, to the rest of the household's dismay, Goodwyn appears to have both Sir William and the estate dancing to his tune. Meanwhile, Sir William’s heir, Nicholas, is in Ireland fighting against the Williamite troops. But Nicholas is playing a dangerous game as double agent, risking both his love and his life. When one battle is over, he must return to Measham Hall to fight another and defeat an old foe in a new guise or lose Measham Hall forever... 


'A great yarn, which also reminded me enjoyably of The Children of the New Forest. Recommended' Leonara Nattress, author of Black Drop and Blue Water

'A gripping mystery full of intrigue with wonderful well researched historical detail. A real page turner with a brilliant twist!’ Clare Marchant, author of The Mapmaker's Daughter

'Immersive, with a cracking plot… Full of intrigue and tension’ Lianne Dillsworth, author of Theatre of Marvels

'Not just a gripping story filled with expert detail, but also a portal to the past that feels instantly and entirely real. The Messenger of Measham Hall is a historical fiction lover's dream' A. J. West, author of The Spirit Engineer

'Meticulously researched and alive with intricate period details to savour. I raced through it' Lucy Ribchester, author of The Amber Shadows

'A thrilling adventure exploring complex themes of loyalty, faith and gender… Both a tender coming of age story and a tense spy thriller’ Miranda Malins, author of The Rebel Daughter

Genre: Historical

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"Nothing is as it seemsin the mysterious world of measham hall." - Miranda Malins

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