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The Seal

Meg Hutchinson

5 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction, Fiction, Historical mysteries, Sagas

PEPPERCORN WOMAN: 'The mistress of simmering sagas gives us the story of another heroine, whose spirit and courage will entrance readers.' [Peterborough Evening Telegraph]

'A compelling read, for all the heart-breaking agony.' [Coventry Evening Telegraph]

'A dramatic saga calculated to grip readers from the opening lines' [Keswick Reminder]

'This is dramatic, gritty stuff.' [

Journalist Kate Mallory is covering a routine case of vandalism in a local churchyard when she comes across a mysterious foreign banknote and a drawing of an ancient talisman, the Seal of Ashmedai, used in rituals of black magic .

At the same time, Richard Torrey is haunted by a young woman, dressed in white, who begs his help. But why can no one else see or hear her

Together, Kate and Richard decide to investigate a possible connection between these random events. They do not expect to find themselves embroiled in an attempt to create the havoc of war in the Middle East, large-scale currency counterfeiting - and devil worship.

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Praise for The Seal

  • PEPPERCORN WOMAN: 'The mistress of simmering sagas gives us the story of another heroine, whose spirit and courage will entrance readers.' [Peterborough Evening Telegraph]

  • 'A compelling read, for all the heart-breaking agony.' [Coventry Evening Telegraph]

  • 'A dramatic saga calculated to grip readers from the opening lines' [Keswick Reminder]

  • 'This is dramatic, gritty stuff.' [Bookseller]

  • THE JUDAS TOUCH: 'Meg Hutchinson's tales enthrall . . . satisfying.' [Bolton Evening News]

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Meg Hutchinson

Meg Hutchinson lived for sixty years in Wednesbury, where her parents and grandparents spent all their lives. Her passion for storytelling reaped dividends, with her novels regularly appearing in bestseller lists. She was the undisputed queen of the clogs and shawls saga. Passionate about history, her meticulous research provided an authentic context to the action-packed narratives set in the Black Country. She died in February 2010.

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