The Confessions of Frannie Langton
The Costa Book Awards First Novel Winner 2019
Author: Sara Collins
Wide Sargasso Sea meets Beloved meets Alias Grace’ Margaret Atwood THE ‘DAZZLINGLY ORIGINAL’ DEBUT NOVEL BY A NEW LITERARY STARWINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 2019WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTH’They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don’t believe I’ve done?’1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder.
The testimonies against her are damning – slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth.