Home | Books | The Cheats

The Cheats

By Marjorie Bowen

A romantic fantasy…

The author of this tale of intrigue may justly claim to be the novelist of the “costume” period par excellence. It would certainly be difficult to find a book fuller of the subtlety of the Jacobean Jesuit, of plot and counterplot, court scandal, and subterranean politics.

Her atmosphere is to a degree perfect, that the reader, absorbed in the period, is tempted to forget the modern novelist behind, with her penetrating interest in the hidden character of the players, and to read for the story alone…

Marjorie Bowen often wrote under the pseudonym Margaret Gabrielle Vere Campbell Long, and was one of Britain’s most prolific authors of the twentieth century. Between 1906 and her death in 1952, Bowen wrote over 150 books, garnering much acclaim for her popular histories and historical and Gothic romances. Alongside masterful descriptions and concise, efficient prose, she deftly rendered larger-than-life subjects in the minds of her readers. Her other titles include The Sword Decided, Mary Queen of Scots, The Queen’s Caprice, The Governor of England, Mistress Nell Gwynn and Dickon.

Contact Lume Books | Lume Books

Say Hello

Learn more about how to contact us.

This site uses cookies.
ConfigureHide Options
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.