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Garland of Straw

(1993)
(The second book in the Roundheads & Cavaliers series)
A novel by

 
 
The marriage of a well-bred Royalist lady and an illegitimate Roundhead Colonel is less a match made in heaven than a union doomed to hell. Unfortunately, Sir Robert Brandon's last will and testament leaves Venetia Clifford and Gabriel Brandon with little choice in the matter - deeply though they both resent it.
Their tempestuous relationship is reflected in the stormy events buffeting the nation as England slides inexorably into a second Civil War. Gabriel continues to serve in the New Model Army whilst, behind his back, Venetia engages in clandestine activities on behalf of the King; and the lives of both of them are further complicated when Gabriel's half-brother - to whom Venetia was formerly betrothed - returns from exile.
While the Army and Parliament argue over the fate of the King, Gabriel realises that he has a dangerous enemy and Venetia finally begins to see the man rather than the Roundhead Colonel. As events gather pace, bringing the King to trial, the tangled web of danger and deceit surrounding both Gabriel and Venetia slowly tightens its grip.
Set against the compelling times which led to the execution of Charles l, Garland of Straw is the story of a seemingly impossibly love an also provides further chapters in the lives of characters previously encountered in The Black Madonna and A Splendid Defiance.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

April 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: Garland of Straw
Author(s): Stella Riley
ISBN: 0-7472-0649-X / 978-0-7472-0649-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Garland of Straw (Roundheads & Cavaliers) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Stella Riley
ISBN: 1-5086-0099-6 / 978-1-5086-0099-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Garland of Straw
Author(s): Stella Riley
ISBN: 0-7472-4183-X / 978-0-7472-4183-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Garland of Straw (Roundheads & Cavaliers Book 2)
Author(s): Stella Riley
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