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Accidents of Providence

(2012)
(The Glovemaker)
A novel by

 
"Wonderfully detailed and keenly researched, it is a moving portrait of a courageous woman caught between a disastrous affair with a charismatic revolutionary and the draconian laws of the land that would put her to death because of it." - Kathleen Kent

"Dangerous Liaisons: A seventeenth-century heroine for our times . . . [A] delightfully seditious heroine...Proof that a historical novel can be educational and entertaining, and nothing like homework." - O, The Oprah Magazine

London, 1649: King Charles has been beheaded for treason, Cromwell is in power, the Levelers are demanding rights for the people, and a new law targeting unwed mothers presumes anyone who conceals the death of her illegitimate child is guilty of murder.

Glovemaker Rachel Lockyer is locked in a secret affair. But while her lover is imprisoned in the Tower, a child is found buried in the woods. Rachel is arrested. So comes an investigation, a trial, and an extraordinary cast of characters all brought to reckon for this one life. Spinning within is a remarkable love story and evidence that miracles come to even the commonest lives.

"The best kind of historical fiction--a combination of love story and murder mystery, with a sprinkling of intriguing historical snippets and wonderful writing." - Library Journal, starred review

"[A] marvelous story written in searing prose. Don't miss it!" - Sheri Holman

"Heart-poundingly vivid [and] intellectually provocative . . . A romping good read . . . Historical fiction at its best." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Glovemaker
Author(s): Stacia M Brown
ISBN: 1-4448-1332-3 / 978-1-4448-1332-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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February 2012 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Accidents of Providence
Author(s): Stacia Brown
ISBN: 0-547-49080-1 / 978-0-547-49080-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Accidents of Providence
Author(s): Stacia Brown
ISBN: 0-547-84011-X / 978-0-547-84011-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Glovemaker
Author(s): Stacia M Brown
ISBN: 0-09-955368-6 / 978-0-09-955368-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Glovemaker
Author(s): Stacia M Brown
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Accidents of Providence
Author(s): Stacia Brown
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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