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

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 nine books. Her most recent work, She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen: British Women in India 1600 – 1900 was preceded by the highly-acclaimed series of novels, The Aviary Gate, The Pindar Diamond and The House at Bishopsgate, a trilogy set in early seventeenth century Constantinople, Venice, London, and rural Wiltshire.

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 on a converted barge on the Thames in London with her partner, the designer Matthew Ruscombe-King.