Thomas Davenport receives an invitation to design a magnificent new house. When his
sister, Grace, Countess of Sherborne, hears it is deep in the Scottish Highlands, she decides
the invitation should include the wider Davenport family.
They depart in the summer of 1691, not realising that their travels will put them in the midst
of the Glen Coe Massacre, one of the most horrific acts of a government against the people
in British history. They flee desperately, while the forces of government flex their muscles
and threaten their liberty, their lives.
Back in Dorset, Parchman has free rein to let loose his worst on the Davenports he hates,
targeting their families, their friends and their possessions. He employs a host of evildoers
including his assistant, Alfie Rose, and his one-time bosses, Cartwright and Ferguson. But
there are other forces in the equation, such as love and friendship; will they prove stronger
than anything Parchman can wield or will the travellers return to ruin and desolation?
All to the Sword continues the gripping Dorset Chronicles series; the history and drama
surrounding the emergence of our modern nation.
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