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The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson

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The last confession of Thomas Hawkins
Title
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Hodgson
Title variation
Last confession of Thomas Hawkins ;
Title variation remainder
a novel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tom Hawkins prays for a royal pardon as he relives the espionage, underground dealings, and murder accusations that sent him to the gallows
  • London, 1728. Tom Hawkins is headed to the gallows, accused of murder. He just always finds his way into a spot of bad luck. He probably shouldn't have told London's most cunning criminal mastermind that he was "bored and looking for adventure." Nor should he have offered to help the king's mistress in her desperate struggles with a brutal and vindictive husband. And he definitely shouldn't have trusted the calculating Queen Caroline. She’s promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue, but then again, there is nothing more silent than a hanged man...
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Spring, 1728. A young, well-dressed man is dragged through the streets of London to the gallows at Tyburn. The crowds jeer and curse as he passes, calling him a murderer. He tries to remain calm. His name is Tom Hawkins and he is innocent. Somehow he has to prove it, before the rope squeezes the life out of him. It is, of course, all his own fault. He was happy with Kitty Sparks. Life was good. He should never have told the most dangerous criminal in London that he was 'bored and looking for adventure'. He should never have offered to help Henrietta Howard, the king's mistress, in her desperate struggles with a brutal husband. And most of all, he should never have trusted the witty, calculating Queen Caroline. She has promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue but then again, there is nothing more silent than a hanged man. Based loosely on actual events, Antonia Hodgson's new novel is both a sequel to The Devil in the Marshalsea and a standalone historical mystery. From the gilded cage of the Court to the wicked freedoms of the slums, it reveals a world both seductive and deadly. And it continues the rake's progress of Tom Hawkins - assuming he can find a way to survive the noose...
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.O335
LC item number
L37 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Tom Hawkins novels
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
Label
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5783801
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780544639683
Lccn
2015028196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915057037
  • (OCoLC)915057037
Label
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5783801
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780544639683
Lccn
2015028196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915057037
  • (OCoLC)915057037

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