Sunday, June 21, 2009

HT News

Over at Historical Fiction Online, one of my favourite authors Elizabeth Chadwick has announced the title of her next book, To Defy a King, and also a brief blurb of the book:

The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal’s life changes dramatically when her father is suspected by King John. Her brothers become hostages and Mahelt is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard, but Mahelt comes to love Hugh deeply; however, defying her father in law brings disgrace and heartbreak. When King John sets out to subdue the Bigods, Mahelt faces her worst fears alone, knowing neither she, nor her marriage are likely to survive the outcome.

A story of huge emotional power set against the road to Magna Carta and the fight to bring a tyrant king to heel.
The book will be released in 2010, so there is a bit of a wait but I am already excited!

I know that novelist Eva Ibbotson has a lot of fans, so I was happy to read this interview of the aging novelist that was organised by Anne Gracie of Word Wenches.

Over at Passages to the Past, you have an opportunity to win the upcoming release from Susan Holloway Scott, The French Mistress. Susan will be visiting with us here at Historical Tapestry in the next couple of weeks as well, and I am currently reading this book. So far I am enjoying it a lot. The giveaway closes on July 6.

Another Pope Joan giveaway, this time over at Entries close on July 5.

Michele from A Reader's Respite is giving away a copy of Rebecca Dean's Palace Circle. This one sounds pretty interesting to me, so I will definitely be putting my name in the draw.

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