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The Secret Diaries of Ignatius Sancho

Paterson Joseph

Published: 6th October 2022 A candid and characterful telling of an important and engaging historical character. Narrated in the style of a gorgeously witty Regency Polemic, The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho reimagines the life and times of the maverick Black writer, composer and abolitionist. Publisher: Hachette ISBN: 9780349702391

What the Critics are Saying

'An absolutely thrilling, throat-catching wonder of a historical novel. I read with alternating fascination, dread, hilarity, admiration, sorrow and triumph for a full life rendered with such animation, brilliance and understanding. Told in wonderful prose and with dazzling energy and brilliant panache. Hugely recommended'

Stephen Fry

'Elegant, moving and vital, that this book is the product of a deep interest and long study of one man's life and times is evident. But what Paterson Joseph does - what every writer of historical fiction yearns to do - is make history fall away so that in every moment we are immersed in a lived life. A stunning debut.'

Jess Kidd

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