Tudor England brought to life in all its glory and bloodthirstiness, now packaged as one of Hodder's 'Great Reads'
1552. Fifteen years after Henry VIII's brutal reformation of the monasteries, Catholics in England still live in fear. When thirteen-year-old Celia da Bohun first meets Stephen Marsdon, a young Catholic priest, protestant Edward VI has been on the throne for five years. Reluctantly, Stephen agrees to be her teacher but as Celia grows older, her girlish adoration of him and his affection for her deepens into a passionate love that will not be extinguished - even by her violent death.
400 years later, history seems poised to repeat itself. Not long after the marriage of Richard Marsdon and his American wife Celia, something seems to go terribly wrong between them. It is only when Celia is forced to look deep in to the past that she has a chance to prevent another tragedy . . .
Her most intriguing and ambitious novel . . . an exciting and suspenseful story - Liverpool Post
Perhaps the greatest gifts Anya Seton brings to her historical novels are the zest of her narrative, the life she breathes into the most insignificant characters and the atmosphere of the era she evokes around them. - Books and Bookmen
To read Seton is to enter into another time with such conviction that it seems as real as the present - Philippa Gregory
Seductive, atmospheric, intriguing, GREEN DARKNESS is one of those classic novels you come back to time and again. - Kate Mosse
Wonderful historical novels - Alison Weir