The Lion and the Loom
by S R Nicholls
Susannah Breydel, a skilled Dutch weaver, is the sole survivor of a shipwreck on the southern Irish shore. Taken in by local people, she is implicated in a murder and sheltered by English settlers before seeking a new life in the East End of London.
Set during the Nine Years’ War between England and Ireland, this is a tale of loyalty and love, as well as trauma, tumult and a terrible curse.