New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of The Bitter Trade

The Bitter Trade

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
In 1688, torn by rebellions, England lives under the threat of a Dutch invasion. Redheaded Calumny Spinks is the lowliest man in an Essex backwater: half-French and still unapprenticed at seventeen, yet he dreams of wealth and title. When his father's violent past resurfaces, Cal's desperation leads him to become a coffee racketeer. He has just three months to pay off a blackmailer and save his father s life - but his ambition and talent for mimicry pull him into a conspiracy against the King himself. Cal's journey takes him from the tough life of Huguenot silk weavers to the vicious intrigues at Court. As the illicit trader Benjamin de Corvis and his controlling daughter Emilia pull him into their plots, and his lover Violet Fintry is threatened by impending war, Cal is forced to choose between his conscience and his dream of becoming Mister Calumny Spinks.

    

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Piers Alexander's The Bitter Trade

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Bitter Trade
Author(s): Piers Alexander
ISBN: 0-9928645-4-2 / 978-0-9928645-4-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tenderfoot
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2014 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Bitter Trade
Author(s): Piers Alexander
ISBN: 0-9928645-0-X / 978-0-9928645-0-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tenderfoot
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Bitter Trade
Author(s): Piers Alexander
Publisher: Tenderfoot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA