Adam Runaway

Adam Runaway

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The year is 1721, and handsome young Adam Hanaway has arrived in Lisbon, where his uncle is a merchant, hoping to restore the family fortune that was devastated the previous year. But almost nothing turns out as Adam planned. His family's welcome is cool, and his rise to the top is thwarted by his uncle's treacherous head clerk, Bartolomeu Gomes. Nor is Adam, with his gaudy clothes and swagger, an immediate success with fellow merchants. Of course there are many pretty distractions around, such as the incomparably sweet Gabriella. Then darker forces intervene, and Adam is expelled from the family firm for a crime of which he is innocent. Somehow he must clear his name, win his love, and make his fortune.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 111 x 178mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747582947
  • 9780747582946
  • 2,329,055

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'Adam, with all his bawdy romps and exciting adventures, emerges as a very modern hero. A must-read for any lover of thrilling historical romance' Daily Mirror 'Love, death and greed: classic ingredients for any ripping yarn, but it's the setting that makes this novel so memorable, conjuring up eighteenth-century Lisbon, where wealth and poverty, magic and intrigue, cosmopolitanism and prejudice exist side by side' Mail on Sunday 'Highly readable Prince writes with zest and strong visual detail, combining a present-day immediacy with a flavour of the past in Adam's first-person narrative. Exhilarating to read and with the assured feel of solid research behind it, this is a quality historical novel' Clare Colvin, Daily Mail 'In Adam Runaway, Peter Prince brings the eighteenth century to roaring, ribald, raunchy life for the reader today' Celia Rees, author of Witch Child
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About Peter Prince

Peter Prince won the Somerset Maugham Award for Play Things, his first novel. For his screenplays, he has won a BAFTA, a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award and the Mystery Writers' of America Special Award.
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54 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 15% (8)
4 19% (10)
3 50% (27)
2 11% (6)
1 6% (3)
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