‘His prose is as smooth as a seersucker suit, as sweet as a purple heart’ Robert MacFarlane, Observer
Jake Arnott’s bestselling debut novel The Long Firm was made into a BAFTA-nominated television series.
Now he is back with a triumphant new book: in The Fatal Tree he transports the reader to the pungent streets of 1720s London. This is the tale of Edgworth Bess and Jack Sheppard, the Bonnie and Clyde of their day. Arnott masterfully blends fact and fiction in this riveting tale of crime and rough justice, love and treachery. This is a novel that makes Georgian London tangible – and fascinating: a tour de force by one of Britain’s most inventive and exciting novelists.