The Square of Sevens

The Square of Sevens

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 22/06/2023
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The Square of Sevens
Highly recommended
This atmospheric Georgian mystery follows Red, an orphan and fortune teller who seeks to discover the identity of her mother. With a starting point of old ... READ MORE
Nicola C
The Square of Sevens
A brilliant, addictive novel
An astonishingly good book, as I expected having read and loved Daughters of Night last year. This novel feels much bigger, I would argue almost Dickensian... READ MORE
Hebe at Fareham


'My father had spelt it out to me. Choice was a luxury I couldn't afford. This is your story, Red. You must tell it well.' A girl known only as Red, the daughter of a Cornish fortune-teller, travels with her father making a living predicting fortunes using the ancient method: the Square of Sevens. When her father suddenly dies, Red becomes the ward of a gentleman scholar. Now raised as a lady amidst the Georgian splendour of Bath, her fortune-telling is a delight to high society, but she cannot ignore the questions that gnaw at her soul: who was her mother? How did she die? And who are the mysterious enemies her father was always terrified would find him? The pursuit of these mysteries takes her from Cornwall and Bath to London and Devon, from the rough ribaldry of the Bartholemew Fair to the grand houses of two of the most powerful families in England. And while Red's quest brings her the possibility of great reward, it also leads into her grave danger. Laura Shepherd-Robinson's The Square of Sevens is an epic and sweeping novel set in Georgian high society, a dazzling story offering up mystery, intrigue, heartbreak, and audacious twists.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529053678
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 816g
  • Dimensions: 243 x 166 x 52 mm

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The Square of Sevens
A dark and fascinating story..
Set in Georgian times, Red, the daughter of a fortune teller, travels with her father paying their way by telling peoples’ fortunes using the ancient metho... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
The Square of Sevens
I don’t usually read novels and never historical novels but I read this after a recommendation and I am so pleased I did! Very cleverly crafted and delig... READ MORE
Sherrylyn  Peck
The Square of Sevens
Magical, mysterious novel of fortune telling cards - set in LONDON
This is a belter of a book that is just screaming out to be made into a film with gothic musical overtones, menacing music and side eye looks of pleading t... READ MORE
The Square of Sevens
An enjoyable read
November 1730, Red a little girl on the road with her father, scraping a living. Her dad is known as a cunning man. Young Red makes Money by the means of C... READ MORE
Always Happiest Reading
The Square of Sevens
A lengthy book about Georgian London and Bath
This is the second Laura Shepherd-Robinson book I've read. I think I prefer "Daughters of the Night" over "The Square of Sevens" possibly due to its lengt... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
The Square of Sevens
A Georgian Mystery
An intricately woven plot that keeps the reader off balance as it progresses through Georgian society. Well written and presented through two main protagon... READ MORE
Paul Threlfall
The Square of Sevens
Dickens-esque epic
What a fantastic tale. Clocking in at 560 pages, this is far from a short read that had me gripped throughout. Parallels with Dickens have been drawn, righ... READ MORE
Catherine Tempany
The Square of Sevens
Suspenseful historical fiction at its best
Believe the hype because this is simply stunning! The most perfectly paced, intricately plotted, evocatively and beautifully told read. Suspenseful histori... READ MORE
Small Adventurist
The Square of Sevens
Brilliantly plotted tale
An intricate and impeccably plotted cracker of a novel about a young girl who is orphaned when her mysterious father dies unexpectedly whilst they live lif... READ MORE
T Edwards
The Square of Sevens
Completely brilliant
Orphan Red is brought up in the household of a wealthy man of Bath but she never forgets her father, an itinerant fortuneteller, not the skills he taught h... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Square of Sevens
Between The Covers - Series 7 Book
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy. This is one of the new books to be featured on Between The Covers series 7 and it is an excellent choice... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Square of Sevens
The glowing reviews are spot on!
This is a fantastic (and fantastical) read; I can't even imagine for a moment how Laura Shepherd-Robinson managed to plan and weave the tale together. Comp... READ MORE
Amanda Geard