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Best selling historical novelist Elizabeth Chadwick won a Betty Trask Award for her first novel The Wild Hunt. She has been shortlisted for the UK's mainstream Best Romantic Novel of the Year Award 4 times and longlisted twice. Her novel The Scarlet Lion about the great William Marshal and his wife Isabelle de Clare, has been selected by Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society as one of the landmark historical novels of the last ten years.
When not at her desk, she can be found taking long walks with the dog, baking cakes, reading books (of course!) exploring ruins, listening to various brands of rock and metal music, and occasionally slaving over a steaming cauldron with re-enactment society Regia Anglorum.




SO THERE I WAS back in July, minding my own business at a writers' event bringing together both Indie and traditionally published authors when my excellent friend and fellow speaker Helen Hollick drew me aside for a gentle little chat. She explained that she was organising an award to celebrate, recognise, and encourage the best of independently published historical fiction through the auspice... Read more of this blog post »
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The Greatest Knight (Willia...
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The Scarlet Lion (William M...
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Lady of the English
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To Defy a King (William Mar...
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A Place Beyond Courage (Wil...
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Shadows and Strongholds
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The Champion
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The Marsh King's Daughter
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“Your enemies have neither the proof nor the backbone to stand against you, but say something often enough in vulnerable ears and incredulity turns to belief.”
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“Grief was just the moment before you tied the thread and began the next one”
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“It alters you irrevocably when you reach 30 years old and
see a rip in the fabric of your dreams for every one of those years.
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Kimberly Thanks for adding me to your friends, Elizabeth.


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