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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (95 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gillian Bradshaw Narrator: Patricia Gallimore Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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London, 1647. Lucy Wentnor, having been attacked by soldiers during the Civil War and rejected by her sweetheart, hopes to start afresh with her aunt and uncle in the capital. London, however, is in chaos and her uncle, once a well-to-do mercer, is now almost bankrupt.

Lucy, unwilling to go home, finds a job in one of the few businesses that's booming: publishing. She is soon assisting in printing pamphlets, an industry which the breakdown of the licensing system and censorship has left free as never before. Remaking her own life, she finds both love and independence in the turbulence of London.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Valerie | 7/23/2013

    " The setting of this Bradshaw book did not thrill me as much as say, her book about Archimedes. One of my favorite historical fiction authors, and someone whose catalog I need to catch up on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan Moore | 12/11/2012

    " I loved the how the book shows a girl who takes her life to herself and the publishing that was going on during part of the English Civil War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia | 7/29/2012

    " Truly a marvelous read set in an important era -- literally the dawn of modern democracy. Lucy is a delight. Plus, I learned much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 3/29/2012

    " Not the best Bradshaw book out there but still entertaining. From someone working in the newspaper industry it was interesting to read about early papers and printing presses. I wanted to be interested in the war & history but found myself glossing over most of that. "

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