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The Invisible Exchange

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London 1612.
Matthew Edgworth is a man on the margins, a trickster on the inside and the outside of society.

The Invisible Exchange gives Matthew's dangerous and darkly humorous view from the Jacobean underworld of one of the great scandals of the Jacobean age:
Frances Howard’s affair with Viscount Rochester and the strange murder of Sir Thomas Overbury whilst a prisoner in the Tower of London.

The evocation of every layer of London life – from its taverns and brothels, gambling dens and prisons to the grand houses and palaces of the court and the aristocracy – is vivid and compelling.

“Matthew is a great character. He has a distinctive voice, he’s engaging and fascinating… He’s playing power games all over the place… His point of view is intriguing … The Invisible Exchange is a real page-turner.”
Lesley McDowell, author of Unfashioned Creatures.

The Invisible Exchange
is conceived of as the first novel in a trilogy


Origins of
The Invisible Exchange

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