• The Maiden
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Paperback Published on: 29/02/2024
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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024 Inspired by a real-life case, Kate Foster's The Maiden is a remarkable story with a feminist revisionist twist, giving a voice to women otherwise silenced by history. Winner of the Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect Award 2022 and the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year 2023. 'In the end, it did not matter what I said at my trial. No one believed me.' Edinburgh, October 1679. Lady Christian is arrested and charged with the murder of her lover, James Forrester. News of her imprisonment and subsequent trial is splashed across the broadsides, with headlines that leave little room for doubt: Adulteress. Whore. Murderess. Only a year before, Lady Christian was newly married, leading a life of privilege and respectability. So, what led her to risk everything for an affair? And does that make her guilty of murder? She wasn't the only woman in Forrester's life, and certainly not the only one who might have had cause to wish him dead.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 2928377246556
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm

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The Maiden
A very enjoyable book
I couldn't put this down. It's so easy to empathise with the characters. And imagine just what Edinburgh was like as 'Auld Reekie'. A great story. And the ... READ MORE