‘Throw a Dice Challenge’
David Ebsworth’s latest and ninth novel is the final part of the Yale Trilogy about a 17th century nabob philanthropist and slave trader Elihu Yale, but it is told through the eyes of Yale’s wife, Catherine. David was inspired to write the series when he came across a copy of Yale’s will, with the memorable line: “To my wicked wife…” And then, nothing. No bequest. Not even her name.
Tell us a bit about one of your characters David:
What an exciting period in history David but very controversial in today’s world. Now can you reveal more about Catherine by sharing some of her memories?
We throw a dice. One is the most tragic or horrific memory to a six which is the most fantastic or beautiful memory:
Here’s More About the author and his writing
David Ebsworth was born in Liverpool but has lived in Wrexham, North Wales, for the past 40 years. He began writing full-time after he retired in 2008.
David Ebsworth’s stories – often with strong female protagonists – cover the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the Spanish Civil War, Zululand in 1879, the Napoleonic Hundred Days of 1815 and 6th Century Romano-Celtic Britain.
The first part of the Yale Trilogy, The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale, follows Catherine’s early misadventures at the East India Company outpost in old Madras …
while the second, Mistress Yale’s Diaries, The Glorious Return, sees her back in London with her children during the 1690s and embroiled in all the turmoil and intrigue following the Glorious Revolution.
But now, the third and final part – Wicked Mistress Yale, The Parting Glass:1700 and East India Company Governor Elihu Yale is back in London, seemingly intent on reconciliation with his wife Catherine after ten years of separation. But those ten years have given her a taste of independence that she’s not ready to easily surrender. The ghosts of her previous life continue to haunt her, however – yet another former foe returned with her husband and seemingly is still intent on revenge. A more evil enemy still, in the shape of that Jacobite Colonel John Porter, who had caused such damage to her youngest daughter. Drawn back even further into espionage on behalf of her nation, Catherine must battle madness, her desires, the rifts in her family, riot, rebellion and assassination in this tumultuous third and final act of the Yale Trilogy.
David’s special offer:
I’m currently offering a free kindle copy of the first part, The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale, to anybody who might be interested in reading it and, if they like it, possibly posting a short review on Amazon, Goodreads etc. All I need is their kindle e-mail address and to let me know whether they’re in the UK, USA, etc. But don’t worry about that bit if it’s a nuisance.
David Ebsworth ~ Writer of historical fiction
_Out now – Part Three of the Yale Trilogy.
“Shades of James Clavell’s Shogun and Winston Graham’s Poldark.”
All three parts available through normal outlets.
Thanks for taking part in my ‘Dice of Memories Challenge’ David.