‘It is not fitting that you, in your position, should set yourself up against your father’s judgement,’ said Veryan repressively.
You prig, thought Dorothea. You damned self-centred prig.
Cornwall 1808. In Selwood Priory the dying Sir Walter is watching a cockfight on the bedroom floor. His daughter, Dorothea, is planning the next Selwood smuggling venture which the sinister Bram Gunthorpe is manoeuvering to take over. Then there are Sir Walter’s numerous bastards, two of whom live at the Priory with their mother, Sir Walter’s mistress – to the horror of the local gentry.
In this situation, comes the new heir, the Reverend Veryan Selwood, a reclusive Oxford don with very rigid notions of proprietry …
‘A heart-warming and unusual historical novel, this is a guaranteed page-turner in the Poldark mould.’ Yours magazine
‘Blackmail, treachery, lust and the Cornish landscape make for a rich and spicy mix.’ Bristol Evening Post
Published in Germany as Jenseits des Stromes
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