Devil Water (Rediscovered Classics)
This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of his daughter, Jenny, by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginiawhere Jenny eventually... show more
This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of his daughter, Jenny, by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginiawhere Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of WestoverJenny’s story reveals one young woman’s loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles between living in the Old World and the New. This vividly powerful novel, like its predecessor The Winthrop Woman, combines thoroughly documented history with superb storytelling.
Publish date: May 28th 2007
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Pages no: 526
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 18th Century
Katherine gave me such high expectations. This book was kind of a let down.
Devil Water, Anya Seton. - Biography of Jacobite James Radcliff, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater, Dilston, Northumberland. 1689-1716, Royal Tudor & Stuart Lineage to King James 1688-1766 and Bonny Prince Charlie Stuart 1720-1788 - Biography of Jacobite Charles Radcliff, titular 5th Earl of Derwentwater, ...
I quite enjoyed the two previous Seton books I’ve read; her strength is in writing well-detailed historical novels with strong, entertaining plots, and in that regard this one is no different. I was consistently entertained and kept wanting to know what happened next. And I learned a fair bit about ...
Similar to other reviewers, I had very mixed feelings about this book. From a historical perspective, the research was impeccable, from the dialect and unique culture of 18th century Northumberland to Virginia of the early colonial period and all of the historical figures worked into the story.On th...
I am so pleased that this author's novels are being reprinted, I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them, especially Katherine. This is a fascinating tale, based upon the Radcliffs of Derentwater (Devil Water), staunch catholics and loyal to the Stuart cause, and descended from Charles II...