The Painted Chamber (Short Stories from the author of The Crimson Ribbon)
By Katherine Clements
Two stunning historical short stories from Katherine Clements, author of THE CRIMSON RIBBON.
'The vibrant new voice of historical fiction' Suzannah Dunn
THE PAINTED CHAMBER is a lyrical tale of love and longing, and HOW TO ROAST A PIG WITH THE HAIR ON, winner of the Jerwood Historical Short Story Competition 2012, a darkly vivid story of wifely revenge.
Also included is an exclusive sample from Katherine Clements' highly acclaimed debut THE CRIMSON RIBBON.
Katherine has a passion for history and a degree in the subject. Until recently she worked for a national examination board, where she led the development and launch of the UK's first A level in Creative Writing. She has enjoyed success with her short stories and won a Historical Short Story Competition sponsored by Jerwood in 2012. The Crimson Ribbon, her debut novel, is out now.
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28 Aug 2014
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The vibrant new voice of historical fiction — Suzannah Dunn
One of the most atmospheric and gripping historical novels I've ever read. The twists and turns kept me totally mesmerised...and the heroine, Ruth, is an utterly captivating character. The complex relationship between Ruth and Lizzie is wonderfully convincing, tender and devastating in equal measure right up to the last heart-breaking moment — Karen Maitland
Begins at a cracking pace, plunging the reader into the turbulent Civil War period and the terror of witchcraft that came with it. Ruth grows in resilience and pride as she faces loss, tough choices in love, political confusion and intimate betrayal... A compelling novel — Maria McCann
Impressive and inspirational...an original and entertaining story — Alison Weir
The Crimson Ribbon is an exceptional debut novel: literate, engaging, passionate, intelligent and thought-provoking, it offers insight into a part of Cromwell's life about which I, at least, knew nothing at all, and it does so from an entirely unique angle. Deftly written, uncluttered and impassioned, this has to be one of the leading historical debuts of the year. — Manda Scott