Measham Hall #01: The Master of Measham Hall

Measham Hall #01: The Master of Measham Hall

Anna Abney
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A gripping historical adventure novel set during the Great Plague of the 1660s now in paperback! 1665: It is five years since King Charles II returned from exile, the scars of the English Civil Wars are yet to heal and now the Great Plague engulfs the land. Alethea Hawthorne is safe inside the walls of the Calverton household as a lady' s companion, awaiting the day when she can return to her ancestral home of Measham Hall. But when Alethea suddenly finds herself cast out on the plague-ridden streets of London, a long road to Derbyshire lies ahead. She must return to rule the manor until her brother' s return, or else find a way to claim it as her own. . . Then fortune smiles when Jack appears, an unlikely travelling companion who helps young, determined Alethea to navigate a perilous new world of militias, religious dissenters, charlatans, and a pestilence that afflicts peasants and lords alike. AUTHOR: Anna Abney is among the last descendants of the Abney family, former residents of Measham Hall, a lost house of Derbyshire. Anna writes fiction, journalism and drama. Born and raised in London, she lived in Ireland, North and South, for thirteen years, and now resides in rural Kent with her husband, a playwright and screenwriter, and their border collie.
Anna Abney is among the last descendants of the Abney family, former residents of Measham Hall, a lost house of Derbyshire. The Measham Hall series is a fictionalised account of her ancestors' lives. An academic in the English and Creative Writing department at the Open University, she wrote her PhD on the seventeenth century writer, Margaret Cavendish, the first English woman to be published in her own name, under the supervision of Lisa Jardine at Queen Mary, University of London. Her writing also includes fiction, journalism and drama. Anna was born and raised in London and lived in Ireland, North and South, for thirteen years before returning to the Big Smoke. She now lives in rural Kent with her husband, a playwright and screenwriter, and their border-collie.