Two stunning, vibrant historical short stories from Katherine Clements, author of THE CRIMSON RIBBON.
THE PAINTED CHAMBER is a lyrical tale of love and longing, and HOW TO ROAST A PIG WITH THE HAIR ON, winner of the Jerwood Historical Short Story Competition 2012, a darkly vivid story of wifely revenge.
Also included is an exclusive sample from Katherine Clements' highly acclaimed debut THE CRIMSON RIBBON.
Atmospheric and gripping... The complex relationship between Ruth and Lizzie is wonderfully convincing, tender and devastating in equal measure right up to the last heart-breaking moment
Begins at a cracking pace, plunging the reader into the turbulent Civil War period and the terror of witchcraft that came with it... A compelling novel
Impressive and inspirational...an original and entertaining story
Exceptional... Deftly written, uncluttered and impassioned, this has to be one of the leading historical debuts of the year
Katherine Clements is a critically acclaimed novelist, self-confessed costume drama addict and current Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Manchester. She is editor of Historia, the online magazine of the Historical Writers' Association, and is a member of the HWA committee.