The Confessions of Frannie Langton Sara Collins (Paperback)

The Confessions of Frannie Langton Sara Collins (Paperback)

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'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?'

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton Sara Collins (Paperback)

'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 

'Deep-diving and elegant . . . Wide Sargasso Sea meets Beloved meets Alias Grace' Margaret Atwood

'Takes the gothic genre by the scruff of the neck...a triumph of powerful characterisation melded with suspenseful plotting' Bernadine Evaristo

WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 2019
LONGLISTED FOR HWA DEBUT CROWN 2020
WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTH

'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 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 alleys, into the heart of Georgian London.

'A dazzling page-turner' Emma Donoghue

'A star in the making' Sunday Times

'Gothic fiction made brand new' Stef Penney

'Dazzlingly original' The Times

'A heroine for our times' Elizabeth Day

About the Author

Sara Collins studied law at the London School of Economics and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years. In 2014 she embarked upon the Creative Writing Masters at Cambridge University, where she won the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize of Re-creative Writing and was shortlisted for the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Prize for a book inspired by her love of gothic fiction. This turned into her first novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton.
Contributor:
Sara Collins
Imprint:
Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Release Date:
01 Aug 2019
Number of Pages:
384
Binding:
Paperback / softback
ISBN13:
9780241984017

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