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  • Hardback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £12.00

    Shakespeare fed us the myth of the Macbeths as murderous conspirators. But now Val McDermid drags the truth out of the shadows, exposing the patriarchal prejudices of history. Expect the unexpected . . . A thousand years ago in an ancient Scottish…

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Val McDermid

‘a page-turning tale of adversity and adventure, laughter and love, death and defiance’
– Janet Christie, The Scotsman

‘A wondrous tale of subterfuge, courage, and resolve’
– Liz Robinson, LoveReading

‘A hugely enjoyable heart-stopping afternoon in the company of Queen Macbeth . . .  I *love* the Darkland tales!’
– Damian Barr

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