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The Wilding

Maria McCann

The Wilding by Maria McCann is the passionate, thrilling and hugely satisfying quest for the dark truth at the heart of a seventeenth-century English family.

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A novel of secrets and revenge within a seventeenth-century English family.

Longlisted for the Orange Prize

1672. A generation after the Civil War, Jonathan Dymond, a cider maker, has so far enjoyed a quiet life. But when he discovers a letter from his dying uncle, hinting an inheritance and revenge, he is determined to unravel the mystery in his family. Under the pretence of his cider business, Jonathan visits his newly widowed aunt and there meets her unruly servant girl, Tamar, who soon reveals that she has secrets of her own…


Maria McCann is the author of As Meat Loves Salt (Fourth Estate, 2001) which was an Economist Book of the Year and The Wilding (Faber, 2010) which was longlisted for the Orange Prize and chosen as a Richard and Judy book club choice, and most recently Ace, King, Knave, chosen by Hilary Mantel as one of the best books of…

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