The Gallows Curse

The Gallows Curse

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The thirteenth-century is just begun and King John has fallen out with the Pope, leaving babies to lie unbaptized in their cradles and corpses in unconsecrated ground. Across a fear-ravaged England, the people are dying in sin.

In the village of Gastmere, this has shocking consequences for servant girl Elena. Unwittingly drawn into a macabre scheme to absolve dying Lord Gerard of his crimes, death and betrayal haunt her dreams like a curse.

And when Elena is threatened with hanging for a murder she did not commit, it is certain that unnatural conspiracy lies behind these dark deeds. But where can she turn? For in every face lies wickedness and in every shadow lurks treachery . . .

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2012
ISBN: 9780141047447
0141047445
Characteristics: 582 p. ; 20 cm

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finn75
Jun 14, 2013

A very dark time to be a working class person! Superstitions and religion play into this tale of murder, loyalty and betrayal. Well worth a read.

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shadynz
Jun 04, 2012

A gruesome tale for a gruesome time. Great read.

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