A Chris Hunt historical romance
Growing up at a coaching inn in the early 1700s, young Davy Gadd is enthralled by tales of the greatest of highwaymen, Claude Duval. Seeking his fortune in London, he is entangled in the corrupt machinations of the criminal underworld. At last, equipped with horse, pistols and velvet mask, he sets out as a Gentleman of the Road. But not before he has been loved by a Jacobite lord, dressed up by Lucinda and Aunty Mary, and been married at Mother Clap’s Molly House.
“What Hunt has done is no less than the finest of literature: creating myth, in its most powerful form, whose vision enriches us” — John Preston