“Longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered award 2015. “Strong feeling, uncompromising frankness” — Marina Warner. Mariana is risking her marriage for a deliciously dangerous affair whilst researching the legend of ‘The Four Marys’ — which tells of a lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots being executed for killing her own child. Mariana's love is real, but is history repeating itself? Originally published as part of The Four Marys, a quartet of edgy contemporary novellas drawing on Celtic history and folklore.