09th Dec2013

The Goddess and the Thief

by Lloyd Paige


The launch of Essie Fox’s latest novel The Goddess and the Thief took place at the elegant Windsor Guildhall. It’s the popular author’s third book and as well as this current offering, fans also had the chance to obtain signed copies of Essie’s previous books.

Judging by the length of the queue and the frenzy of excitement the demand was indeed high, so I asked fans what drew them towards the author’s work.

“Essie’s style of writing. I think that it’s going to be something that I really love and I can’t wait to

open the pages.” Jane First.

“She writes about the things that are interesting. This book is set in the Victorian era and

based in Windsor. The things she talks about in the book are very close to my heart.” Tony Moore.

A special well done to all of those involved in making the launch a success. The Goddess and the Thief is out now.


Uprooted from her home in India, Alice is raised by her aunt, a spiritualist medium in Windsor. When

the mysterious Mr Tilsbury enters their lives, Alice is drawn into a plot to steal the priceless Koh-i-Noor

diamond, claimed by the British Empire at the end of the Anglo-Sikh wars.

Said to be both blessed and cursed, the sacred Indian stone exerts its power over all who encounter it: a

handsome deposed maharajah determined to claim his rightful throne, a man hell-bent on discovering the

secrets of eternity, and a widowed queen who hopes the jewel can draw her husband’s spirit back. In the

midst of all this madness, Alice must discover a way to regain control of her life and fate…


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