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The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Sara Collins

Published: 1st August 2019 A story of slavery, freedom and the wonderful and dreadful secrets bodies give up under the cover of darkness. 'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?' 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning - slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth. Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9780241984017
LoveMyRead price: £8.99

Our Curators said...

‘A fantastic novel about Black Georgian London. Sara Collins has taken the Gothic tradition and ran with it. Just like Sancho, Frannie tries to escape the life society expects her lead’

Paterson Joseph

- Paterson Joseph

What the Critics are Saying

'A book of heart, soul and guts...beautifully written, lushly evocative, and righteously furious. Frannie might be a 19th century character, but she is also a heroine for our times.'

Elizabeth Day

'By turns lush, gritty, wry, gothic and compulsive, The Confessions of Frannie Langton is a dazzling page turner. With as much psychological savvy as righteous wrath, Sara Collins twists together the slave narrative, bildungsroman, love story and crime novel to make something new.'

Emma Donoghue

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