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Paperback  ✓ The Glovemaker PDF/EPUB í It isCharles I has been beheaded, Cromwell is running the country, and a new law targeting unwed mothers and lewd women has been passed A law that presumes that anyone who conceals the death of her illegitimate child is guilty of murder When a dead infant is found buried behind the Smithfield slaughterhouse, all fingers point to thirty nine year old glover s assistant Rachel Lockyer A fiercely independent woman, Rachel has been carrying on an affair with a married man, a one time political agitator with a radical group known as The Levelers Though no one knows for certain that Rachel was even pregnant, she is arrestedSo comes an investigation, public trial, and unforgettable characters gouty investigator Thomas Bartwain, fiery Elizabeth Lillburne and her revolution chasing husband, Huguenot glover Mary Du Gard, and others Spinning within are Rachel and William, their remarkable love story, and the miracles that come to even the commonest lives


10 thoughts on “The Glovemaker

  1. Heather Heather says:

    Poorly written puffed up drivel Barely a plot What a dry way to look at politics in the 1640s, not sure if it s a boring period of history or the author just couldn t deliver Felt no excitement, no sadness, attachment or sympathy towards Rachel Only character with a bit of spirit was Elizabeth and even she was lacking Would not recommend.


  2. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    Accidents of Providence was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.1.5 starsAccidents of Providence is a historical fiction novel which tells the story of Rachel Lockyer s arrest after she is accused of killing a newborn child that was found buried in the woods The novel started off a little dry and the storyline wasn t in the least bit interesting, but I


  3. Paula Phillips Paula Phillips says:

    Another 2012 release, the second one in the Read A Thon and from Netgalley When it comes to reading, I m one of those few people that can say I read alot but when it comes to the historical fiction genre, it s not something that tends to grab me unless the storyline is interesting and that is what happened with Accidents of Providence It s the year 1649 in England , King Charles has b


  4. Beadyjan Beadyjan says:

    I was kindly supplied with this book by Netgalley to review, I ve had some great reads through there and discovered some super new authors What attracted me to read this one was the description which likened it to Fingersmith and The Dress Lodger both books I really loved The cover looks enticing and the basic principal of the storyline sounds interesting.I wanted to love this too, I rea


  5. Linda Linda says:

    Seventeenth century London Apprentice Rachel Lockyer has been arrested for the murder of her newborn child, reported by her own mistress, the glovemaker Mary du Gard, who saw her burying the baby in the woods Thomas Bartwain, criminal investigator for the city, reviews the evidence in the case, which he calls open and shut , but he can t shake the strong sense of unease that dogs him when h


  6. Phyllis Phyllis says:

    5 stars for this interesting and excellent work of historical fiction from 1649 London It s about a woman accused of killing her newborn baby It follows the the events,the laws of that period of history, the trial and what can go wrong and right.


  7. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    It is the middle of the 1600 s, and in Cromwell s Puritan England a law has been passed to prevent the Destroying and murdering of the children of unmarried woman I have long been fascinated with the Puritans, their strange relationship with God, where everything pleasurable is a considered a sin, and woman on the fringes are looked on with suspicion The character of Rachel, is one that will stay


  8. Gerhard Venter Gerhard Venter says:

    This novel made me smell 17th century London and feel the coarse fabrics worn by the poor people rubbing over my skin in the muddy marketplace It made me hear the vendors shouting and the dogs barking The story made me choke with anxiety for the fate of the protagonist No, cancel that the fate of the heroine Because the way she stands up to society is nothing less than heroic theso because she s alo


  9. OLT OLT says:

    It s 1649 in England Charles I has been beheaded, his family fleeing to the continent, and Oliver Cromwell s conservative Protestants have taken over the country There s religious turmoil with suppression of Catholicism and some residual political turmoil in the country, with Cromwell supporters suppression of the Levellers and Diggers, radical political groups advocatingequality, tolerance and religio


  10. Holly Weiss Holly Weiss says:

    Review originally posted on Blogcritics.comAn open and shut case That s what the prosecutor said She murdered the infant and she will hang Infant murder trials, quite prevalent in seventeenth century England were akin to the witch hunts in colonial America.The remarkable story of Rachel Lockyer, unmarried glove maker and her lover, William Walwyn, is set against the English civil war of 1649 After King Ch


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