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"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times . . ."
The year is 1789. In London, Lucie Darnay lives quietly with her father, who is a former prisoner, and her husband and child. In Paris, the bloody French Revolution is about to begin.
How will the uprisings in faraway France affect Lucie and those she loves? What dreadful secrets from the distant past threaten their security, even their lives? When “the best of times" becomes “the worst of times" and violence is everywhere, who must die . . . and who will survive?
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