|Published||1962 (Houghton Mifflin)|
Charles Radcliffe escapes from Newgate Prison after his brother's execution during the Jacobite rising of 1715. Charles' daughter Jenny travels across the Atlantic Ocean to Williamsburg, Virginia and William Byrd's plantation.
Robert Scholes in The New York Times Book Review wrote, "The author has missed, or perhaps deliberately avoided, opportunities for really exciting scenes[...] "When Miss Seton merely fictionalizes history, relying on the actual diaries of William Byrd of Virginia, or quoting verbatim letters of Byrd and the Earls of Derwentwater, she manages well. The embarrassing moments in the narrative come from her piecing out of the gaps inconveniently left by history."
It was also reviewed by Kirkus Reviews.
- Seton, Anya.; Gregory, Philippa (2007). Devil water. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1-55652-659-8. OCLC 123192654.
- Scholes, Robert (1962-02-25). "Jenny's Noble and Peasant Blood". Proquest.com. The New York Times. p. BR20. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
- Butcher, Fanny (1962-02-25). "Anya Seton Infuses Life Into 18th Century: The Past Made Vivid". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. D1. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
- "Book Reviews: Devil Water". Kirkus Reviews. 1961-02-01. Retrieved 2020-05-29.
- "New York Times Best Sellers: April 15, 1962" (PDF). The New York Times. 1962-04-15. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
- "New York Times Best Sellers: June 24, 1962" (PDF). The New York Times. 1962-06-24. Retrieved 2020-05-28.