To be Queen by Christy English

| June 13, 2011

Christy English’s “To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor Aquitaine” was the second Eleanor of Aquitaine novel I have read recently – see Devil’s Consort by Anne O’Brien – and, coincidentally, was also about Eleanor’s early life. Christy’s debut novel, The Queen’s Pawn, also focused on this famous Medieval Queen, but […]

Devil’s Consort (Queen Defiant) by Anne O’Brien

| June 13, 2011

I have spent the last couple of weekends immersed in fiction about Eleanor of Aquitaine and have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Although Eleanor is not from my favourite era, the Tudor period, I find her a fascinating character because she was such a powerful woman in what was a man’s world and she has an amazing […]

Scandalous Women by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

| March 1, 2011

I had the great pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Kerri Mahon on The Anne Boleyn Experience Tour last year and I was very excited when she told me that she was in the middle of writing a book on ‘scandalous’ women in history, with a chapter dedicated to Anne Boleyn. I made her promise that she […]

The Queen’s Pawn by Christy English

| August 20, 2010

“The Queen’s Pawn” is Christy English’s debut novel and is a delight to read. Author Jeane Westin described it as a “jewel of a novel” and I have to agree. It was wonderful and I was disappointed when I finished it, it had been wonderful company for a few days. The Queen’s Pawn tells the […]

Recent and Upcoming Historical Fiction Books

| July 23, 2010

There are some wonderful historical novels around at the moment and some great ones due for release in the next few months, here are the ones which caught my eye:- His Last Letter: Elizabeth and the Earl of Leicester by Jeane Westin – Released in the USA on 3rd August 2010 – click on the […]