The Swift and the Harrier

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Pub Date 12 Jul 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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Description

A sweeping historical adventure set during one of the most turbulent periods of British history—featuring a heroine you’ll never forget ...

Dorset, 1642.

When bloody civil war breaks out between the king and Parliament, families and communities across England are riven by different allegiances.

A rare few choose neutrality.

One such is Jayne Swift, a Dorset physician from a Royalist family, who offers her services to both sides in the conflict. Through her dedication to treating the sick and wounded, regardless of belief, Jayne becomes a witness to the brutality of war and the devastation it wreaks.

Yet her recurring companion at every event is a man she should despise because he embraces civil war as the means to an end. She knows him as William Harrier, but is ignorant about every other aspect of his life. His past is a mystery and his future uncertain.

The Swift and the Harrier is a sweeping tale of adventure and loss, sacrifice and love, with a unique and unforgettable heroine at its heart.

A sweeping historical adventure set during one of the most turbulent periods of British history—featuring a heroine you’ll never forget ...

Dorset, 1642.

When bloody civil war breaks out between the...


A Note From the Publisher

Minette Walters is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her books worldwide. She has won the CWA John Creasey Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and two CWA Gold Daggers. The Swift and the Harrier is her third historical novel. She lives in Dorset with her husband.

Minette Walters is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her books worldwide. She has won the CWA John Creasey Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award...


Advance Praise

“Both gripping and fascinating. The civil war in Dorset is evoked brilliantly, the characters are real and intriguing, and the love story tender.”

Elizabeth Buchan, New York Times bestselling author


“Both gripping and fascinating. The civil war in Dorset is evoked brilliantly, the characters are real and intriguing, and the love story tender.”

Elizabeth Buchan, New York Times bestselling author



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Author website: MinetteWalters.co.uk


Major publicity campaign for the new historical fiction novel from 25-million-copy-selling novelist Minette Walters

National reviews and interviews

Social media campaign

Historical fiction–focused...


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Featured Reviews

Minette Walters can easily bring new life to an old story! It's 1642 in Dorset. Walter summarizes neatly what has transpired to cause Civil war between the King and the Parliament. This war has created a great divide between neighbors, families and communities. It is exceedingly difficult to stay neutral.

Jayne Swift is a unique female character of the times. She has avoided marriage and trained as a physician. She has some notoriety and respect for her work. She has pledged to stay neutral and we can see the savages of war through her perspective.

There is a bit of mystery and romance as Swift meet William Harrier - the footman of a unique Lady in Dorchester. The novel focuses on their relationship, strong characters as well as the war in true historical detail. Walter's prose is captivating and you are drawn into the vivid scenes to the point that you feel you are there. If you like historical fiction, strong female characters and any novel with a hint of romance and mystery, this book is for you! #TheSwiftandTheHarrier #Blackstone #NetGalley

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