The second in the Wideacre Trilogy, this novel is set in 18th-century Sussex. In the Dower House two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry, only one can inherit the estate.
Philippa Gregory is an established writer and broadcaster for radio and television. She holds a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. She has been widely praised for her historical novels, including A Respectable Trade (which she adapted for BBC TV) as well as her works of contemporary suspense. Philippa Gregory lives in the North of England with her family.