Ace King Knave

by Maria Mccann

Faber & Faber Agency | December 24, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Behind doors is another story. Behind doors you can do what you like.

Sophia - rational, demure, and hiding a 'little weakness' - has recently married the charismatic Mr Zedland. But Zedland has secrets of his own and Sophia comes to suspect that her marriage is not what it seems.

In cramped rooms in Covent Garden, Betsy-Ann shuffles a pack of cards. A gambler, dealer in second-hand goods, and living with a grave robber, her life could not be more different to Sophia's - but she too discovers that she has been lied to.

As both women take steps to discover the truth, their lives come together through a dramatic series of events, taking the reader through the streets of 1760s London: a city wearing a genteel civility on its surface and rife with hypocrisy, oppression and violence lurking underneath.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9.22 × 6.05 × 1.45 in

Published: December 24, 2013

Publisher: Faber & Faber Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0571297595

ISBN - 13: 9780571297597

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Ace King Knave

Ace King Knave

by Maria Mccann

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9.22 × 6.05 × 1.45 in

Published: December 24, 2013

Publisher: Faber & Faber Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0571297595

ISBN - 13: 9780571297597

From the Publisher

Behind doors is another story. Behind doors you can do what you like.

Sophia - rational, demure, and hiding a 'little weakness' - has recently married the charismatic Mr Zedland. But Zedland has secrets of his own and Sophia comes to suspect that her marriage is not what it seems.

In cramped rooms in Covent Garden, Betsy-Ann shuffles a pack of cards. A gambler, dealer in second-hand goods, and living with a grave robber, her life could not be more different to Sophia's - but she too discovers that she has been lied to.

As both women take steps to discover the truth, their lives come together through a dramatic series of events, taking the reader through the streets of 1760s London: a city wearing a genteel civility on its surface and rife with hypocrisy, oppression and violence lurking underneath.

About the Author

Maria McCann is the author of As Meat Loves Salt (Fourth Estate, 2001) which was an Economist Book of the Year and The Wilding (Faber, 2010) which was longlisted for the Orange Prize and chosen as a Richard and Judy book club choice, and most recently Ace, King, Knave, chosen by Hilary Mantel as one of the best books of the year in the Observer. She has also contributed to various anthologies, most recently to Why Willows Weep and Beacons (edited by Gregory Norminton).