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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 2007
ISBN 978-0-571-22713-6

£15.00

It is 1679 and England is awash with suspicion. Fear of conspiracy and religious terrorism has provoked panic in politicians and a zealous reaction from the legal system. Everywhere - or so it is feared - Catholic agents are plotting to overthrow the king. Now Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Admiralty, finds himself in a position few people then or now would have expected - charged with treason.


Imprisoned in the Tower of London and abandoned by the embattled king, Pepys knows that time is running out before his show trial and execution. So, with customary brilliance, he sets to work investigating his mysterious accuser, Colonel John Scott, and uncovers a life riddled with ambition, forgery, treason and - ultimately - murder.


Using rare access to Pepys' own account of the affair, James Long and Ben Long brilliantly evoke a turbulent period in England's history - and tell the forgotten story of the two most dangerous years in the life of the legendary diarist.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with slight bruising to the top and bottom of the spine. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with some small scuffs along the bottom edge and bruising to the bottom of the spine.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with slight bruising to the top and bottom of the spine. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with some small scuffs along the bottom edge and bruising to the bottom of the spine.

This book is located in our Brighton store so may take longer for delivery.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.