This is a novel of secrets and revenge within a seventeenth-century English family.
Longlisted for the Orange Prize 1672. A generation after the Civil War, Jonathan Dymond, a cider maker, has so far enjoyed a quiet life.
But when he discovers a letter from his dying uncle, hinting an inheritance and revenge, he is determined to unravel the mystery in his family.
Under the pretence of his cider business, Jonathan visits his newly widowed aunt and there meets her unruly servant girl, Tamar, who soon reveals that she has secrets of her own...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780571251872