Digging Up Milton

(2015) Cillian Press

This darkly humorous novel vividly captures the boisterous, bawdy life of the 18th century London streets in a tale of greed, guild and a paradise lost.

London, 1790: John Milton, one of Britain’s greatest poets, has been dead for over a century. Lizzie Grant, gravedigger, wife and entrepreneur, is very much alive.

When Milton’s bones surface at St Giles’ Church in London’s Cripplegare, illiterate yet enterprising Lizzie seizes the opportunity to make her mark on history. But Lizzie hasn’t accounted for Milton’s power – as a hero, a revolutionary, and literary genius. Amongst circulating body parts and surrounded by hypocrisy, Lizzie’s dreams start to unravel.

In 1790 it seems a lot of people want a piece of Milton.

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  • Name: Digging Up Milton
  • Author: Jennifer Wallace
  • Publisher: Cillian Press
  • Editor: Cillian Editing Services
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-909776-10-4
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-909776-11-1
  • RRP Paperback: £9.99


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Title Information

Name: Digging Up Milton
Author: Jennifer Wallace
Publisher: Cillian Press
Publication: October 2015
ISBN pb: 978-1-909776-10-4
ISBN eb: 978-1-909776-11-1
RRP Paperback: £9.99

Category: Fiction: General; Historical Fiction; Fiction: Literary; Historical mysteries
Binding: Trade Paperback
Size: Demy (216 x140mm) 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 210
Distributor UK: Ingrams/Gardners/Bertram
Price RRP: GBP 9.99; EUR 11.95; USD 14.95; AUD 18.00
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