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Two Coins: A Biographical Novel

Two Coins: A Biographical Novel

The Great Scandal of British Calcutta

It's 1883, and newspapers are flying off the shelves in Calcutta, Edinburgh and London. Mary Pigot, lady superintendent of the Scottish Female Mission in Calcutta, has been charged by The Reverend William Hastie with mismanagement and immorality, and she's fighting back!

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After ten years of hard work growing the mission, raising funds and educating women, Mary’s career is now in ruins. With nothing to lose, she takes her case to the Calcutta High Court and sues Hastie for malicious libel. A woman publicly suing a man! It’s just the type of scandal that sells lots of newspapers.

Based on actual events, Two Coins takes readers into Justice William Norris’ steamy courtroom in the middle of monsoon season. The scandal engulfs the entire missionary community, destroying almost everyone involved. Will Mary prevail?

Author Sandra Wagner Wright

Sandra Wagner-Wright is the author of Two Coins: A Biographical Novel and Rama's Labyrinth. Both books are available in digital and print editions at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Kobo. Rama’s Labyrinth is available as an audiobook.

Sandra blogs weekly about topics related to her travels, writing life, and the incongruities of life in general.

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Series: Women of Determination and Courage
Genre: Biographical Fiction
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: B07K6YQPQT
ISBN: 9780996384544
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“All in all, this story is one of historical accuracy and female determination.”
“Wagner-Wright truly hits her stride when it comes to the court case, and readers won’t be able to put the book down.”
“A work of historical fiction that is both entertaining and informative is a rare treat, and this is not one that should be passed by.”
“A brilliantly captured, extraordinarily well-researched tale of one woman’s bravery and strength in the face of the societal norms of British India.”
“In this riveting historical novel based on true events, political tensions in a Scottish mission in 19th century Calcutta, India, give rise to a sexual scandal.”
“. . . when the trial starts, its momentum resembles that of a competitive sporting event. Wagner-Wright’s extensive research allows her to stay remarkably true to history while her creativity brings an outstanding story of courage and fortitude to life.”
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Sandra Wagner Wright

Sandra Wagner-Wright holds the doctoral degree in history and taught women's and global history at the University of Hawai`i. When she's not researching or writing, Sandra enjoys travel, including trips to India, China, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Sandra particularly likes writing about strong women who make a difference. She lives in Hilo, Hawai`i with her family and writes a weekly blog relating to history, travel, and the idiosyncrasies of life.

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