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The Betrayal of Thomas True

The Betrayal of Thomas True

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1715: The only sin is betrayal…

  • ISBN: 978-1916788152
  • Genre: Gothic, Historical, LGTBQ

What you need to know before your trail

It is the year 1715, and Thomas True has arrived on old London Bridge with a dangerous secret. One night, lost amongst the squalor of London’s hidden back streets, he finds himself drawn into the outrageous underworld of the molly houses.

Meanwhile, carpenter Gabriel Griffin struggles to hide his double life as Lotty, the molly’s stoic guard. When a young man is found murdered, he realises there is a rat amongst them, betraying their secrets to a pair of murderous Justices.

Can Gabriel unmask the traitor before they hang? Can he save hapless Thomas from peril, and their own forbidden love?

Travel Guide

Georgian London

Welcome to a London you have never seen before – this is the London of the mollies, the secretive, hidden society in plain sight.  You see every angle of this  underbelly of this brutal, dark and savage society.

A molly house or mollies

A Molly house was a term used in 18th- and 19th-century Britain for a meeting place for homosexual men and gender-nonconforming people. The meeting places were generally taverns, public houses or coffeehouses where patrons could either socialise or meet possible sexual partners.

Mother Clap

Margaret Clap also known as Mother Clap, ran a coffee house from 1724 to 1726 in Field Lane, Holborn. It was a place where homosexual men could spend time with each other at a time where men spending time with men in this way, was illegal. The house was often raided by authorities but Mother Clap cared for the men, helping them to live as they wanted to.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Betrayal of Thomas True

Destination:  London     Author/guide: A. J. West Departure Time: 1715

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