The Soldier, The Gaoler, The Spy and her Lover on the Underground

The Soldier, The Gaoler, The Spy and Her Lover by Simon Parke

This week The Soldier, The Gaoler, The Spy and Her Lover by Simon Parke could be found on the Underground as The Book Fairies headed out to hide copies for lucky finders.

About The Solder, The Gaoler, The Spy and her Lover

January 30th 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely-appointed king. Yet Charles 1 finds himself shivering on a scaffold in Whitehall, with the axe man by his side.

In this brilliantly atmospheric novel, Simon Parke explores one of the most gripping tales in English history by weaving together four coinciding stories, those of Charles, including his extraordinary year-long imprisonment on the Isle of Wight.

Robert Hammond, the poor man who found himself the kings gaoler . . . Charles remarkable mistress (written out of the records) the super-spy Jane Whorwood . . . and of course, the brilliant and depressed Oliver Cromwell working through his own demons of religion, politics, love and death.

About Simon Parke

Simon Parke was a scriptwriter for Spitting Image and a Sony award-winning radio writer before working for three years in a supermarket. An Oxford graduate in history, a priest in the Church of England for 20 years and former Daily Mail columnist, his previous books include two Abbot Peter Mysteries, A Vicar, Crucified and A Psychiatrist, Screams, and Pippa’s Progress: A Pilgrim’s Journey to Heaven.

If you missed out on finding a copy of Simon’s book on the Underground, you can always head to Hive.co.uk to grab yourself a copy.

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