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  • The Rebel Daughter

  • By: Miranda Malins
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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By: Miranda Malins
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Summary

A country torn apart by war. A woman fighting for her future....

Ely, 1643. England is convulsed by civil war, setting king against parliament and neighbour against neighbour. As the turmoil reaches her family home in Ely, 19-year-old Bridget Cromwell finds herself at the heart of the conflict.

With her father's star on the rise as a cavalry commander for the rebellious parliament, Bridget has her own ambitions for a life beyond marriage and motherhood. And as fractures appear in her own family with the wilful, beautiful younger sister Betty, Bridget faces a choice: to follow her heart, or to marry for power and influence, and fight for a revolution that will change history....

A gripping evocation of the Civil War, and the hidden stories of women at the heart of power.... Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Anne O'Brien.

©2022 Miranda Malins (P)2022 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Superbly researched and vividly told." (Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury)

"A dramatic story of love, loss and duty, set against the backdrop of the turmoil of the Civil Wars." (Linda Porter)

"Miranda Malins is a real and fresh new talent. This is beautifully written, exciting fiction." (Suzannah Lipscomb)

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A disappointment, sadly

I loved The Puritan Princess, and was eager to hear this one too: but Malins has not got the storytelling right here at all. There is page upon page of exposition, of letters telling us what happened in a battle or political interaction, without any sense of jeopardy or tension - and long conversations discussing complex parts of the Civil War story, which could have been simply missed out to keep the human story moving. The characterisation is very light-handed indeed, so that one doesn't feel invested in any of the people here. Very different to the last book, in which Cromwell, his children and other characters like the wily French ambassador were vividly painted.