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Orion Fiction TPB August £12.99 432pp 978 1 4091 3147 2 ebook: £6.99 978 1 4091 3148 9

Her unforgettable breakout novel

KATHERINE WEBB The Misbegotten The spellbinding, unsettling new novel from the author of bestsellers The Legacy and The Unseen. Bath, 1821. A reluctant Rachel Weekes finds employment as companion to Jonathan Alleyn, a man tortured by memories of the Peninsula War and tormented by the disappearance of his childhood sweetheart, Alice. Starling, foundling servant to the Alleyn family, is determined to uncover the truth about Alice's mysterious disappearance. Others want only to forget, and will go to extreme lengths to do so. As couples laugh and dance, carefree, in the glittering candlelight of the Assembly Rooms, shattering truths lurk behind closed doors. Rachel is drawn to Starling and as, together, they seek answers, they learn that courage comes at a high price, and that to resist the constraints of their social position is to risk everything. • Katherine is available for literary festivals and bookshop events. • Katherine is also available to write features. Katherine Webb grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, book binder, library assistant, seller of fairy costumes and housekeeper, she now writes full time.

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Orion Fiction • August 2013