Lying With Lions

Lying With Lions

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Edwardian England. Agnes Ashford knows that her duty is threefold: she needs to work on cataloguing the archive of the titled Bryant family, she needs to keep the wounds of her past tightly under wraps, and she needs to be quietly grateful to her employers for taking her up in her hour of need. However, a dark secret she uncovers due to her work thrusts her into the Bryants' brilliant orbit - and into the clutch of their ambitions.




They are prepared to take the new century head-on and fight for their preeminent position and political survival tooth and nail - and not just to the first blood. With a mix of loyalty, competence, and well-judged silence Agnes rises to the position of a right-hand woman to the family matriarch - the cunning and glamorous Lady Helen. But Lady Helen's plans to hold on to power through her son are as bold as they are cynical, and one day Agnes is going to face an impossible choice...

Title:Lying With Lions
ISBN:9780578929187
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    Lying With Lions Reviews

  • Lata

    3.5 stars.Annabel Fielding has created a novel full of atmosphere, of a titled family struggling to hang onto their privileges and influence in a changing world.From its gorgeous cover one immediately...

  • julia

    Set in Edwardian England, this story follows the main character Agnes Ashford who has been hired as the Bryant family’s archivist. During her cataloguing of the family’s history, she uncovers a se...

  • Tony Swinton

    A mix of fact and fiction is what this book offers and it is done so well The storyline is well managed and you are not waiting endlessly for something to happen and features mystery and espionage and...

  • Kate: The Quick and the Read

    I love historical fiction and so jumped at the chance to read this book, set in Edwardian England. Thank you to NetGalley and Annabel Fielding for the copy of the book in exchange for an honest review...

  • Mila Melia-Kapoor

    As a story alone, this book is captivating: filled to the brim with family politics, conflict, and drama, it has an intricate plot, morally questionable characters, and an LGBTQ+ romance – all set a...

  • Cameron Smith

    I was provided with a copy of Lying with Lions by NetGalleyThis book follows Agnes, as she attempts to archive the history of the equally illustrious and mysterious Bryant family. Uncovering more than...

  • Claire

    Agnes is working on the archives for the Byrant family when a terrible incident happens. She uses this incident to propel herself as a companion for Lady Helen. As more obstacles affect the family, Ag...

  • Kendra

    I really enjoyed this goth novel about how manipulation--of things, of people--can save, and how it can doom. Agnes is an excellent anti-hero, and I found myself rooting for her as she climbs her way ...

  • Meaghan Babin

    I loved Lying with Lions, it reminds me of everything great of Downton Abbey with plenty more intrigue and darkness. I really enjoy historical fiction and this book hits all the right notes. Agnes is ...

  • SKBookwormfever

    I really enjoyed this book as it started off as murder mystery, then romance with a dash of politics. It has really good characters that make you change how you feel towards them. Power hungry, driven...