historical fiction

Sisters of Treason – Elizabeth Fremantle

As long time readers of this here blog will no doubt remember, I was a huge fan of Elizabeth Fremantle’s debut novel, Queen’s Gambit, which gave the reader a peep at the life of Catherine Parr, whom I’d probably say is my most favourite of Henry VIII’s wives, if asked at gunpoint and really FORCED to choose. Otherwise it’s probably a close call between all six to be honest. I really loved Fremantle’s peppy, good natured and vaguely irreverent tone, which I thought translated well to the period (I mean, come on, the Tudors were utterly RIDICULOUS when you think […]

From Whitechapel

There was a pain, a terrible empty, lonely ache of sorrow and loss, within my ribcage while my heart felt like it had turned to ashes. This then was the end of my journey, this then was the answer that I had sought for so long, this then was the secret that Whitechapel had been withholding from me… Alice Redmayne, beautiful daughter of a famous artist, has been haunted since childhood by the mysterious disappearance of her sister Beatrice but when she resolves to discover what happened all those years ago she finds herself enmeshed in the dark secrets of […]