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ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY


Historical Fiction

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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 16, 2016)

ISBN-10: 1514777878 Paperback: 282 pages

Also on Kindle - ASIN: B01D1BXF5Q

The Victorian Gothic novel THE TESTAMENT OF SOPHIE DAWES

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England 1862 – and the nation is in mourning for the death of the Prince Consort, when a newly appointed archivist arrives at the Queen’s island residence of Osborne, enticed by the prospect of long country walks as much as by his professional duties. But his plans are forced to change as he uncovers a complex web of intrigue and scandal that reaches from revolutionary France to the very heart of Victorian Society.

What is he to make of such an unwelcome discovery? And who is the mysterious woman he encounters again and again when walking by the sea?

A testament from the grave that reveals one of the most powerful yet maligned of 19th Century courtesans whose life has been almost erased from history. But it is knowledge that does not please everyone.


“Vividly written and full of exquisite period detail … a novel that is as compelling as it is unexpected.”

Kirsty Stonell Walker,

novelist and Victorian studies specialist


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 Biographical fiction concerning one of the 19th century’s most infamous courtesans, the Baronne de Feucheres

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