The Goddess and the Thief, Paperback


A beguiling and sensual Victorian novel of theft and obsession from the author of the TV Book Club pick THE SOMNAMBULIST. Uprooted from her home in India, Alice is raised by her aunt, a spiritualist medium in Windsor.

When the mysterious Mr Tilsbury enters their lives, Alice is drawn into a plot to steal the priceless Koh-i-Noor diamond, claimed by the British Empire at the end of the Anglo-Sikh wars. Said to be both blessed and cursed, the sacred Indian stone exerts its power over all who encounter it: a handsome deposed maharajah determined to claim his rightful throne, a man hell-bent on discovering the secrets of eternity, and a widowed queen who hopes the jewel can draw her husband's spirit back.

In the midst of all this madness, Alice must discover a way to regain control of her life and fate...




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