The
Pindar Diamond

The
Pindar Diamond

The Pindar Diamond
is a novel of fortune
and romance set in
Venice at the turn of the
seventeenth century.

The Pindar Diamond
is a novel of fortune
and romance set in
Venice at the turn of the
seventeenth century.

The Pindar Diamond
is a novel of fortune
and romance set in
Venice at the turn of the
seventeenth century.

by Katie Hickman

“Beautifully written, glamorous,
disturbing and very dark”
– Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

“Beautifully written, glamorous,
disturbing and very dark”
– Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

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Venice, 1604. When rumours of a rare and priceless diamond begin to circulate amongst the gamblers and courtesans of the Venetian demi-monde, the Levant Company merchant.

Paul Pindar becomes convinced that the jewel is linked to the fate of his former love, Celia Lamprey. As his obsession with the mysterious stone grows it becomes clear that there are other, more sinister forces at play. Is the diamond real, or is it just a trick to lure him to his ruin?

Venice, 1604. When rumours of a rare and priceless diamond begin to circulate amongst the gamblers and courtesans of the Venetian demi-monde, the Levant Company merchant.

Paul Pindar becomes convinced that the jewel is linked to the fate of his former love, Celia Lamprey. As his obsession with the mysterious stone grows it becomes clear that there are other, more sinister forces at play. Is the diamond real, or is it just a trick to lure him to his ruin?

Venice, 1604. When rumours of a rare and priceless diamond begin to circulate amongst the gamblers and courtesans of the Venetian demi-monde, the Levant Company merchant.

Paul Pindar becomes convinced that the jewel is linked to the fate of his former love, Celia Lamprey. As his obsession with the mysterious stone grows it becomes clear that there are other, more sinister forces at play. Is the diamond real, or is it just a trick to lure him to his ruin?

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REVIEWS

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The Pindar Diamond

“A vividly sensuous tale”
– Daily Telegraph

“Nuns, precious gems, swashbucklers and courtesans, plus a plot to keep you on your toes, are stirred and shaken into pure escapism.”
– Sunday Times

“No one writes historical novels more evocatively than Hickman … The Pindar Diamond will utterly transport you.”
– Stylist

“Forbidden love, sailors and secrets-fasten your seat belts for Hickman’s period tome. Think Jane Austen meets Pirates of the Caribbean.”
– In Style (UK)

BIOGRAPHY

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Katie Hickman is the best-selling author of eight books. Her most recent works are the highly-acclaimed novels The Aviary Gate and The Pindar Diamond, the first and second parts of a trilogy set in early seventeenth century Constantinople and Venice. The third and concluding novel of the series, The House at Bishopsgate, is published on 6th February, 2017

She is also the author of two best-selling history books, Courtesans and Daughters of Britannia, which between them have sold more than quarter of a million copies worldwide. Her other works include two travel books, Travels with a Mexican Circus (republished by Bloomsbury in August 2014) which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award in 1993, and Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon, the story of a journey on horseback across the forbidden Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Her first novel, The Quetzal Summer, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. Her books have been translated into 20 languages.

Katie Hickman lives in London.