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Plague Child

(2011)
(The first book in the Tom Neave Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
The first instalment of a captivating trilogy set against the backdrop of the English Civil War.

September 1625: Plague cart driver, Matthew Neave, is sent to pick up the corpse of a baby. Yet, on the way to the plague pit, he hears a cry - the baby is alive. A plague child himself, and now immune from the disease, Matthew decides to raise it as his own.

Fifteen years on, Matthew's son Tom is apprenticed to a printer in the City. Somebody is interested in him and is keen to turn him into a gentleman. He is even given an education. But Tom is unaware that he has a benefactor and soon he discovers that someone else is determined to kill him.

The civil war divides families, yet Tom is divided in himself. Devil or saint? Royalist or radicalist? He is at the bottom of the social ladder, yet soon finds himself within reach of a great estate - one which he must give up to be with the girl he loves.

Set against the fervent political climate of the period, 'Plague Child' is a remarkable story of discovery, identity and an England of the past.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Peter Ransley's Plague Child

Hardback Editions

April 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Plague Child
Author(s): Peter Ransley
ISBN: 0-00-731235-0 / 978-0-00-731235-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Plague Child (Tom Neave Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Peter Ransley
ISBN: 0-00-731237-7 / 978-0-00-731237-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Plague Child
Author(s): Peter Ransley
ISBN: 0-00-731236-9 / 978-0-00-731236-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Plague Child
Author(s): Peter Ransley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Plague Child
Author(s): Peter Ransley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Plague Child
Author(s): Peter Ransley
Publisher: William Collins
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