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It is 1679 and England is awash with suspicion. 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 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571227143
ISBN-10: 0571227147
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ben Long

James Long graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He has written eleven novels, several based on historical fact. His son Ben studied History, and has directed several plays and written one, which has been performed on both sides of the Atlantic. This is his first book.

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