Thursday, 10 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Jubilee seems to be here, a little ahead of schedule.
1660. The King is back, but memories of the Civil War still rankle. Artist Alice Ibbetson has become captivated by the rare Lady’s Slipper orchid, determined to capture it for posterity, even if it means stealing it from recently converted Quaker, Richard Wheeler. Fired by his newfound faith, the former soldier Wheeler feels bound to track down the missing orchid.
Geoffrey Fisk, Alice’s patron and a former comrade-in-arms of Wheeler, sees the valuable plant as a way to repair his ailing fortunes and cure his own agonizing illness.
When Alice is implicated in a brutal murder, she is imprisoned along with the suspected anti-royalist Wheeler. As Fisk’s sanity grows ever more precarious, and Wheeler and Alice plot their escape, a storm begins to brew, from which no party will escape unscathed.