by Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith’s first novel of historical fiction follows the Tichborne case, a trial that consumed Victorian England, and is told through the shrewd eyes of Eliza Touchet, widowed cousin and housekeeper to the novelist William Ainsworth. On trial is a claimant and suspected imposter to the Tichborne title and fortune. But also on trial in the eyes of the public are those who support him. A fascinating story!
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