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The Penny Heart
Author: Martine Bailey

ISBN: 9781444769869
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 27 September 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 4.2
Description:
Sentenced to death for a simple confidence trick, Mary Jebb escapes the gallows ... but her reprieve is harsh: seven years in the unforgiving penal colony of Botany Bay.



Yet Mary is determined not to be forgotten, sending two pennies, engraved with a promise, to the two men who sealed her fate.



Timid artist Grace Moore jumps at the opportunity to marry handsome gentleman Michael Croxon - happy if only to get away from her drunken father.



But when Grace takes on a new cook, the two penny heart love tokens reveal she is tied to a world she didn't know existed ... A world of deceit, double-crossing, revenge and murder.

About the Author

Inspired by eighteenth-century household books of recipes, writing historical fiction has allowed Martine to indulge in her obsessions with food, history and travel.

As an amateur cook, Martine won the Merchant Gourmet Recipe Challenge and was a former UK Dessert Champion, cooking at Le Meurice in Paris. In pursuit of authenticity she has studied with food histor...

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