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  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton

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Paperback Published on: 01/08/2019
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton
A new voice...
'The Confessions of Frannie Langton' starts with a simple who-dunnit premise; Mr and Mrs Benham are dead and their black housemaid, Frannie, is accused of ... READ MORE
Katherine Blagden
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
An addictive read
This book kept me reading... Sara Collins is very good at spinning out a plot, even though it is one you're sure you've read before somewhere. She dances b... READ MORE
Ellie Slater
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Gloriously gothic with an unsettling edge
A darkly gothic murder mystery, set in London during the slave trade. Frannie, a former slave, servant and prostitute is accused of murdering Mr and Mrs Be... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2020 Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2019 Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Debut Book of the Year 2020 Our Fiction Book of the Month for August 2019 '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. For the first time Frannie must tell her story. It begins with a girl learning to read on a plantation in Jamaica, and it ends in a grand house in London, where a beautiful woman waits to be freed. But through her fevered confessions, one burning question haunts Frannie Langton: could she have murdered the only person she ever loved? A beautiful and haunting tale about one woman's fight to tell her story, The Confessions of Frannie Langton leads you through laudanum-laced dressing rooms and dark-as-night back alleys, into the enthralling heart of Georgian London.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241984017
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 266g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton
As rich , vivid detailed as the embroidery on its cover illustration.
A servant who was a slave in Jamaica is accused of the brutal murder of her employer and his wife.. The character of Frannie Langton leaps from the page i... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Historical fiction at it's best
The Confessions of France Langton is a compelling and interesting historical novel set in the early nineteenth century. The book opens with Frannie in the ... READ MORE
Juliet Butler
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Didn't keep me interested
I had high hopes for this book especially as one of the assistants in my local Waterstones recommended this book, however I was really disappointed. I have... READ MORE
charmedforever
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Histfic set in Jamaica and London
Sara Collins is a great fresh voice in historical fiction. Through the eyes of a maid from Jamaica accused of killing the couple she works for. The opening... READ MORE
TheBookTrail
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Are you sitting Uncomfortably?
This review was rewritten many times, I just couldn’t nail it, then I realised what was stopping me, it was that this powerful examination of slavery, both... READ MORE
The Reading Jackdaw
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Beautifully written... would've liked a slightly different ending...
I always one for a bit of historical fiction, with a feisty female protagonist and laced with romance and mystery. Frannie was a fascinating from the start... READ MORE
Imogen King
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
A great original tale
I won’t go on about the actual story of this tale as many previous reviews have already covered it, but what I would say is this is a really original and i... READ MORE
Penelope Lavender
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
An Interesting Read
This book of the month gripped me from the Description... I really enjoyed Frannie's story from the start and was hooked from the beginning, her life was f... READ MORE
Lauren
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
An immersive reading experience
Frannie is growing up in a time when the slave trade was abolished but nothing had changed. She has a core of steel but no matter where she is, whether on ... READ MORE
Sharon Goodwin
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
A little more prepared to be challenged
This review was rewritten many times, I just couldn’t nail it, that is until I realised what was stopping me, it was that this powerful examination of slav... READ MORE
The Reading Jackdaw
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
A hard read
From beginning to end this is a hard read with its' unfairness and cruelty to Frannie. Viewed from the present time it seems overbearingly cruel and at fi... READ MORE
Patricia Farrell
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Not what I hoped
I'm sat here trying to find the correct words for this review. It wasn't a terrible read, nor was it a fantastic read. It was more... disappointing than an... READ MORE
thosedarkpages
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Shining a light on Victorian London
on trial for murdering her mistress (not a spoiler, you find this out in the first few pages), the eponymous Frannie Langton recounts her life history from... READ MORE
Katherine McAlpine
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Compelling, original and historically evocative
This book is beautifully and authentically written set within fascinating historically-detailed backdrops of a Jamaican plantation, the unforgiving and unr... READ MORE
Gaby R-W
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Haunting historic fiction!
Even though this book tells a very harrowing tale, it is written in a very evocative style, with a dark lyricism that won me over from the beginning. It i... READ MORE
Laura Machado