The Strange Adventures of H by Sarah Burton



Orphaned young, H is sent to live with her doting aunt in London. H’s life is a happy one until her lecherous cousin robs her of her innocence, and the plague takes away the city and the people she loves. H is cast out – friendless, pregnant and destitute – into the rapidly emptying streets of London under quarantine.

Forced to fend for herself, she is determined to gain back the life she lost. H will face a villain out for revenge, find love in the most unexpected places, and overcome a betrayal that she never could have foreseen. Weathering it all, can H charm, or scheme, her way to the life of freedom and independence that she longs for?

‘Full of terrific historical detail… has that sparky confidence and unputdownable quality.’ – Alison Pearson, judge for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize

‘This book is well written and the narrator, in whichever guise, is engaging… a very readable, interesting… exciting book, which I am happy to recommend’ – Historical Novel Society

‘This is a wonderfully put together story that I easily lost myself in, having well and truly caught my attention from the first few pages.’  – Laura Patricia Rose

‘If you enjoyed Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters and are looking for a new fast-paced historical fiction novel to read, this one may be for you.’ – @this.literary.queendom

‘A gripping and genuinely interesting story to read’ – @amandallwyd

‘The story-telling is very evocative… great original storyline’ – @books_and_lovely_things

‘H is a feisty, determined and captivating heroine… a must read’ –  @otterly_bookish

‘A remarkably poignant and timely read’ – @e.f.paterson

‘I have truly enjoyed this treat of a read, captivating and beautifully written with wonderful characters.’ – @BooksandEmma

‘I couldn’t put this book down’ – @noveldelights

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Sarah Burton




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