THE HUFFINGTON POST
"Not so much a novel, more an extended allegory on love trumping power and money, Joss Sheldon's tale also gives us the birth of banking and a potted history of the first half of the nineteenth century - all with wit and humour."
"Adventures come thick and fast... in picaresque fashion... (It) deals with matters of consequence... (with) a message worth dwelling on."
SCOTTISH LEFT REVIEW
"It's a work of art. Sheldon creates a world in which every scent is pronounced and every scene is painted with exquisite colour. It's a tale of personalities, which explores the very extremities of human behaviour, and it's a lesson from history which takes the reader from the heart of London to the furthest reaches of the British Empire. Moreover, it's a lesson that's more relevant today than ever before."
PAK ASIA TIMES
"One of those 'unputdownable' novels. From the outset it is clear that this fictitious story, based on real life events, has an underlying moral message."
From the Back Cover
Born on three adjacent beds, a mere three seconds apart, our three heroes are united by nature but divided by nurture. As a result of their different upbringings, they spend their lives chasing three very different things: Money, power and love.
This is a human story: A tale about people like ourselves, cajoled by the whimsy of circumstance, who find themselves performing the most beautiful acts as well as the most vulgar.
This is a historical story: A tale set in the early 1800s, which shines a light on how bankers, with the power to create money out of nothing, were able to shape the world we live in today.
And this is a love story: A tale about three men, who fall in love with the same woman, at the very same time...