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The Loving Cup By Vanessa Alexander

The Loving Cup

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Aims to bring Restoration London to raucous life. This novel tells the story of the love affair between Samuel Pepys' clerk and a lively, exuberant lady-in-waiting to Charles II's queen.

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The Loving Cup: A powerful love story of Restoration London by Vanessa Alexander

Samuel Atkins is deeply in love with Maria Eleanora, a beautiful young woman from the court of Queen Catherine. But Atkins is a poor clerk, and Maria Eleanora a foreigner, so their love must remain a secret. When an important judge is found murdered, Samuel Pepys' followers are suspected, and Atkins is arrested. Suddenly, Maria Eleanora reaslies that to save her lover and discover the hideous truth behind the crime, she must thread her way through both the treacherous alleys of London and the murky and murderous politics of those seeking to destroy the king. Based on historical events, The Loving Cup not only probes one of the great murder mysteries of English history but also recounts a love story as passionate as it is secretive.

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About Vanessa Alexander

Vanessa Alexander studied History at Oxford. She lives with her family in Essex and is a keen historian and full-time writer.

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The Loving Cup: A powerful love story of Restoration London by Vanessa Alexander
Vanessa Alexander
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