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Black Lily : A Novel, Paperback / softback Book


In late seventeenth century London two women, one white, one black, stake everything to prevent a manipulative mogul destroying them.

Zenobia, born in poverty, grasps that her only hope of controlling her own life is to capitalise on her looks; Lily, brought to London on a sugar and slave ship as a `toy', educated alongside her mistress but used by her master, lives as a kept woman. As their story weaves and folds through a murky and merciless London, both find themselves pitted against a ruthless man the world knows as John Crace.

London's rich but festering possibilities as a rapidly-changing multinational city are breathtakingly painted, and pungent milieux ranging from plague pits to prisons to pastry kitchens - and Pickled Herring Stairs - are vividly brought to life.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 80,000 words
  • Publisher: Pimpernel Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781910258095



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