The Maiden

The Maiden

Fiction & Poetry, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 29/02/2024
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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: 9781529091748
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 278g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 24 mm

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The Maiden
Women's Prize for Fiction Longlisted
Another good read from the Women's prize longlist this year. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if this was shortlisted as I am only hearing good things abo... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Maiden
The Maiden by Kate Foster ===================== Book Overview ============ Edinburgh, October 1679. Lady Christian is arrested and charged with th... READ MORE
Chrissie  Taylor
The Maiden
A captivating read.
This book is wonderful. You feel for the women in this story. Every one of them is only where they are because of the situations they are born into. The ... READ MORE
Carrie-Ann Holland