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The Devil in the Marshalsea
The Devil in the Marshalsea | Antonia Hodgson
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The first thrilling historical crime novel starring Thomas Hawkins, a rakish scoundel with a heart of gold, set in the darkest debtors prison in Georgian London, where people fall dead as quickly as they fall in love and no one is as they seem. London, 1727. Tom Hawkins refuses to follow in his fathers footsteps and become a country parson. His preference is for wine, women, and cards. But theres honor there too, and Tom wont pull family strings to get himself out of debtnot even when faced with Londons notorious debtors prison. The Marshalsea Gaol is a world of its own, with simple rules: Those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of its ruthless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom has never been good at following rules, even simple ones. And the recent grisly murder of a debtor, Captain Roberts, has brought further terror to the gaol. While the captain's beautiful widow cries for justice, the finger of suspicion points only one way: do the sly, enigmatic figure of Samuel Fleet. Some call Fleet a devil, a man to avoid at all costs. But Tom Hawkins is sharing his cell. Soon Toms choice is clear: get to the truth of the murderor be the next to die. A dazzling evocation of a startlingly modern era, The Devil in the Marshalsea is a thrilling debut novel full of intrigue and suspense.
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jenniferw88
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Day 4 #20series20days @Andrew65

Just have The Silver Collar to read and then I'm caught up!

Andrew65 These sound good. @Tove_Reads (edited) 2y
Tove_Reads Never heard, yes new series to me! @andrew65 2y
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CGainor3
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Off on a staycation with this to keep me company! 📕 I've not read anything by Antonia Hodgson before, so fingers crossed I like it. 😊

jenniferw88 🤞 and nerves for me! 😂 2y
CGainor3 @jenniferw88 Haha 😅 2y
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CJRwriting
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Mehso-so

Pretty good yarn, suffers in a few places from predictable twists and over simplification on socio-economics. But ultimately worth your time and written with skill and care.

Not far off being a 'Pick' for me, and I think more people will like it than not.

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jenniferw88
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Congrats Helen & I love the 🐿 picture!

1. You're getting 2 from me:
Fiction - The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers because I loved the LGBTQ relationship & the diversity of characters.
Nonfiction - Crime's Strangest Cases by Peter Seddon because it made me laugh out loud & one of the cases reminded me of my favourite tv show! 😂

2. The Silver Collar by Antonia Hodgson - the next in my favourite historical mystery series - ⬇️

jenniferw88 I've tagged the first book in case you haven't read any of them. @squirrelbrain 2y
jenniferw88 Forgot the hashtag (or octothorpe as I've just learnt from Millionaire 😂) #nutsaboutbooks 2y
squirrelbrain Ooh octothorpe - that‘s a new one! I think I‘ve read one Hodgson - Death at Fountains Abbey and really like it. I shall add your tagged one to my TBR. Thanks for playing! 2y
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jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain 😊 If you have read Death at Fountains Abbey, that's #3! How are you feeling? Any news yet? Book 2 is 2y
squirrelbrain Ah, I didn‘t realise that! There were a few bits that I didn‘t ‘get‘ - that would be why! I read it because Fountains Abbey is only a few miles away. Not feeling too bad, it‘s grumbling a bit but nothing like it was! Had my MRI on Sun but the consultant is away until next Weds so I won‘t know anything until then. Thanks for asking! 😘 2y
jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain it's great when you find a book relatively close to you isn't it? It happened to me with The Breaker by Minette Walters earlier this year. I picked up the first Hodgson because of my MA & have attended a talk with Antonia & got the first 2 books signed! 😘 2y
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jenniferw88
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Congratulations @Lizpixie and thanks for the giveaway! #lizpixies3x3giveaway

It's so hard choosing faves but here are mine:
#historicalmystery - tagged book, I love anything in the 18th Century!
#fantasy - this got me reading on my own as book 3 scared me; have tagged my fave of the series - Bellatrix ❤
#crimethriller - was torn between this 1 & John Connolly, but chose this as although John told me I liked the genre I discovered Harry first.

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jenniferw88
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Anyone struggling with the 18th century square on my #jennyis30 bingo card?

Here's a link that may help: https://www.waterstones.com/blog/laura-shepherd-robinson-on-her-favourite-novels...

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Thanks for tagging me 🥰 3y
Cinfhen Does this book work / it‘s my IRL bookclub choice for May? 3y
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen no, but it would work for Victorian! 😂 (you're 100 years late!) 3y
Cinfhen Oh God!! So it works for Victorian/ great!!! And I own this one too which is on the 18th century list!!! 3y
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jenniferw88
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@ljuliel #history

I love both historical fiction and non-fiction but this series came to mind first. It's set in the 18th Century, the period my MA is in, and is my favourite era to read about.

ljuliel Thanks , Jennifer. There have been so many good books coming from this question ! 3y
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jenniferw88
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Days 1-7 of #coverlove

julesG 😍 3y
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jenniferw88
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Day 3 of 7 of favourite book covers without any explanation. Today I tag @ScorpioBookDreams

Caroline2 Oh yeah this is a great cover. 👍🏻 3y
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Snowphie
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I did find it a bit slow to start with and it did take me awhile to get into the book to the point where I cant put the book down. The main plot of the story is to find out who the murderer truly is, there are plenty of suspects in the Marshalsea, and your mind when you are reading it will pretty much accuse everyone of it and find reasons to suspect them all and make you think you have worked it all out.

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jenniferw88
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Found my #whodunituk parcel today - thanks @Caroline2 (it was behind a garden ornament). Reading the reviews and I would have totally understood if you'd had to bail @TrishB !

TrishB I always did my best to finish the #whodunnituk books! 3y
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Caroline2
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this! Set in a debtors prison in the early 18th century this was everything you want from a historical fiction book. Intriguing characters, compelling plot and very atmospheric! Thank you @jenniferw88 for choosing this for #whodunituk. I‘ve put the next book on my TBR list! 👍🏻

jenniferw88 Yay! So glad I have introduced another reader to Antonia Hodgson! 😁😁😁 3y
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Caroline2
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Oh thank you @Libby1 for the next #whodunituk (and the yummy chocolates! 😋). I‘m really excited to read this one! 👍🏻

jenniferw88 🤞 you enjoy it! 3y
Caroline2 @jenniferw88 I‘m enjoying it so far! 😀 3y
jenniferw88 @Caroline2 😁 I'm away 25/6-2/7 so if you finish it early you may want to send it when I get back. @Emilymdxn any update on #lmpbc? This might apply to you too! 3y
Emilymdxn @jenniferw88 yep sorry for no update! A parcel arrived and then couldn‘t be collected for ages because of boring life things meaning I wasn‘t at home when post office was open for weeks. The parcel is here now tho and I‘m gonna be able to start the house on mango street and send on soon 3y
Caroline2 @jenniferw88 okey dokey. I‘m reading it at the mo so I‘ll send it after 02/07. 👍🏻 3y
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jenniferw88
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#alphabetbookishquiz @RealLifeReading

Character comes from tagged book.

RealLifeReading Ok I am very intrigued by the Secret Radical part 3y
jenniferw88 @RealLifeReading it's this book if you want to find out more/get it! 3y
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jenniferw88
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Signed up for another swap! #sits @Chrissyreadit I'd prefer a UK match if at all possible.

1. Europe, Hogwarts, Marvel cinematic universe, Westeros.
2. Past and Present
3. Tagged.

Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88 🎉 glad you signed up! Thanks for sharing! 3y
imyril Ooh tempting :) 3y
jenniferw88 @JaneyWaneyB this may help! 😉 3y
JaneyWaneyB Yes it does @jenniferw88 😁 I've got 1 book for definite 📚 3y
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daydreamin_star
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I'm 35% through The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson, narrated by Joseph Kloska on my Audible app.

I will get this read by the end of the week! Sorry it's late again @Libby1!

#whodunituk #whodunnituk

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jenniferw88
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1. Fiction
2. I think I've done this!
3. Maths and PE
4. 18th Century
5. @Lel2403 @mania @Emilymdxn

#frideas @SailorMoon

Velvetfur I agree about maths and PE *shudder* 4y
SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 4y
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jenniferw88
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👍 Antonia Hodgson
👎 F Scott Fitzgerald

@Tove_Reads

SailorMoon 👍🏻Gillian Flynn / 👎🏻E.L.James 4y
wanderinglynn 👍🏻Patrick Rothfuss / 👎🏻 Ernest Hemingway 4y
julesG Very hard:👍 Mackenzi Lee / 👎Paolo Coelho 4y
SW-T 👍🏽Patrick Rothfuss / 👎🏽Yann Martel 4y
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daydreamin_star
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Thank you @thegirlwiththebookishcandle for this #whodunituk parcel! I'm looking forward to diving in and seeing what I think of this book! :)

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ScorpioBookDreams
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Just starting this month‘s whodunit. Sounds really good.

LeahBergen Look at that cozy fire! 😍 4y
Libby1 I liked this one! 4y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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Thank you @jhod for the sweets and gorgeous card accompanying November‘s whodunit. Mint is my favourite Lindt bar and I‘ve always wanted to try some Candy Kittens! Thanks to @jenniferw88 for choosing this book. I haven‘t read it before so looking forward to it. #whodunituk

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jenniferw88
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My favourite historical mystery is on sale today - this is book 1!

GingerAntics Oh my, that sounds interesting. 4y
BookwormM Does sound intriguing 4y
LiztheBibliophile I loved the first one. 4y
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ShookBelf
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OMG @TrishB - you have blown me away with your generosity. I can't believe I have in my hands my very own book zleeve (correct spelling, peeps). I will treasure it forever and I can't tell you how happy I am that I can put my books to bed on a night, knowing they'll be warm and comfy till morning 😂😂
Looking forward to the next book for #whodunituk (tagged).

TrishB I have to confess this wasn‘t me! I think it travels with the book @jenniferw88 ? 4y
ShookBelf Haha, there's me, jumping the gun!! Glad you told me though, otherwise I'd be keeping it. 4y
Tanisha_A What a pretty booksleeve! 4y
jenniferw88 @TrishB @ShookBelf yes, sorry, it travels with book as it is a signed edition & i obviously don't want to lose it! 4y
ShookBelf No worries @jenniferw88 - I understand. But now I've seen one, I'll have to go and order one myself. It's beautiful. 4y
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TrishB
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Next #whodunnituk - lunchtime read 😁
Not feeling it yet, about 1/3 of the way through.

Cathythoughts Good luck 🤞🏻 4y
Caroline2 Oh I was looking forward to this one, I hope it picks up! 👍🏻 4y
TrishB @Caroline2 the notes from the two people before me absolutely love it which I why I‘m carrying on!! Must just be me...... 4y
AlaMich This sounds super interesting! 4y
TNbookworm I loved this book! 4y
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Christine11
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July Wrap Up - It hasn‘t been the best month for reading for me - I feel like I should have read a few more I think but never mind! I did like all the books I read though and particularly loved The Mercy Seat, All of This is True and The Devil in the Marshalsea! I hope you have all had a good month! 💕💕💕

Andrew65 That‘s pretty! 😍 4y
Anitareads Beautiful! 😍 4y
DivineDiana Looks so nice! 4y
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Christine11
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Just to let you know @LoveToReadLiveToRead - the parcel arrived yesterday! Thank you for sending on the next book - it looks interesting! 😊💛⭐️

LoveToReadLiveToRead That took a while! Hope you enjoy it, I did! X 4y
Christine11 @LoveToReadLiveToRead Thank you - I‘m sure I will! 😊 4y
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Pickpick

Great pick @jenniferw88 for #whodunituk !
I very rarely select any historical fiction for myself so this was a something I might not have read had it not been for the book swap. And I really enjoyed it!
A murder mystery set in Marshalsea prison, the plot twists and turns and keeps on going right until the end. I‘ve added the sequel to my TBR, looking forward to seeing what escapades Tom gets up to next! X

TNbookworm I loved this book! 4y
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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I‘ve not been on here much lately, nor have I had much time to read thanks to a poorly sleeping toddler, stress at work and trying to fit in some running training ahead of an upcoming race. BUT, I have an hour to myself so I‘ve got my #whodunituk book, some coffee and some Hotel Chocolate truffles. Aaaaand relax..... ☕️🍫📖

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Skyrimir
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#bookriot #riotgrams #librarylove Does anyone else like when they order a used book and it comes in and it is an ex-library book? I love having old library books in my collection.

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jenniferw88
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@LoveToReadLiveToRead #sockswap & #whodunituk are in the post! @JPeterson

@Christine11 @sprainedbrain @mabell #JaneAustenSwap is on it's way (I put my litsy handle on the outer package so there was no point in hiding my identity any further!)

I expect they'll arrive Tuesday or Wednesday as they were sent 2nd class today.

Christine11 Yay! Thank you! I‘ll look out for it - so exciting! 💙💜♥️ 5y
sprainedbrain Yay!!! 5y
mabell So exciting!! ❤️❤️ 5y
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jenniferw88
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Hi Ruth @LoveToReadLiveToRead I'm your #sockswap match! I also happen to be sending you #whodunituk so feel free to open the package when it arrives!

The bear wrapping paper is your #sockswap parcel, the stars is a parcel for Adam!

Also the notebook & book for #whodunituk are in my Slytherin book sleeve to protect them!

I hope to send on Saturday.

@JPeterson

LoveToReadLiveToRead Oh wow @jenniferw88 that‘s amazing, thank you! How funny that you got me in both swaps! I‘ll post pictures when they arrive xx 5y
jenniferw88 @LoveToReadLiveToRead you are welcome! I'm looking forward to the next round of #whodunituk! 5y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @jenniferw88 me too! Glad I signed up. 5y
JPeterson Yay!! 🎉🎊 5y
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jenniferw88
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Just signed up for #whodunituk the sequel! @ScorpioBookDreams

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jenniferw88
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#bookishtimetravel

⚀ Georgian/Regency era

⚁ London

⚂ Tagged

@bookandcat

bookandcat I've gotten more into regency era set books in the past year or two! Such a fun time! 5y
TNbookworm I really enjoyed this book! I need to read more from this author. 5y
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jenniferw88
The Devil in the Marshalsea | Antonia Hodgson

UK Littens! Chalke Valley History Festival is hosting Antonia Hodgson amongst others this year! I ❤️ her series set in the 18th Century and I'm hoping to see her at this event. Tickets open 26th April. Programme can be found by clicking the link. https://cvhf.org.uk/

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floatinglush
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The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson. This is set in 1727; Tom Hawkins has been thrown into Marshalsea Gaol, a notorious debtor's prison, and ends up sharing a room with Samuel Fleet--who is generally considered to have murdered his former roommate. I figured out some of the mystery plot, but it was complicated enough that I didn't quite manage to line up the pieces correctly. Originally posted on Instagram.

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Libby1
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#booktober
#AllHallowsRead

I enjoyed this although it wasn't what I expected it to be. I'd thought it would be heavier on the history. The author did a good job evoking 18th century London. 3.5-4 🌟

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Libby1
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Appropriate for #scaretober ? 🕷

LauraBrook Looks like it should be! 6y
yayeahyeah This - and the sequels - are soooo amazing!! 6y
Libby1 @LauraBrook and @yayeahyeah - just started this last night. I didn't know there were sequels! 6y
yayeahyeah @Libby1 Yes all three books are incredible! Really hope you love this one. 6y
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lucy_literati
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I absolutely loved this! If you fancy journeying back to the famous debtors prison in London 1727, pick this up. It's a grimy story, full of corruption and I couldn't get through it fast enough. Also, it's only 99p on kindle in the UK today which is a total bargain.

ReadingOver50 Sounds like a fascinating book! 7y
lucy_literati I really loved it 😀 7y
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