Philip Womack

Treasured Schooldays

Love Lies Bleeding

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A cursed Elizabethan manuscript holds the secret to untold wealth; a love affair blossoms between the wife of a psychopathic paraplegic and a young schoolmaster; teachers scheme in shadowy cloisters; an Anglican cleric leans towards Popery. These are the ingredients of Jeremy Simpson’s pleasant new novel; and he has got the mixture almost right.

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