Nancy Freedman, author of JOSHUA SON OF NONE, THE IMMORTALS, SAPPHO, THE SEVENTH STONE, PRIMA DONNA, and (with Benedict Freedman) the American classic MRS MIKE, brings a new perspective to historical fiction. SACRIFICIAL LAMB is a double biography of a brother and sister, Charles and Mary Lamb, one of whom murdered their mother. The headlines are copied from the newspapers of the time, all letters included are authentic. The story of this strange couple as related here is factual. Mary's role had always been of a big sister, who protected Charles and his brilliant future as a writer. But it is one thing to be caring and loving, another to stand convicted of murder and be condemned to an asylum. Ultimately, she is released to her brother's care. What makes this a riveting situation is that he may actually have been the murderer. Mary herself believes this, but then she is hopelessly mad. SACRIFICIAL LAMB is the story of two brilliant artists, cut off from a normal life by a single day of madness.