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Susan Appleyard

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I was born in England where I learned to love English history. Now I live in Canada in the summer with my three children and three grandchildren. In winter I flee the cold for Mexico where I enjoy the sun and sea, restaurants on the beach and Happy Hours with my friends.
I don't think I have a particularly unique writing method. I always write in the mornings in a place where I can work relatively undisturbed. I never read over what I've written until the manuscript is finished so I can approach it with a fresh eye.

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Susan Appleyard Hello Mike, sorry for the delay in answering your question. I lived in England until I was in my mid-twenties and visit there every five years or so.…moreHello Mike, sorry for the delay in answering your question. I lived in England until I was in my mid-twenties and visit there every five years or so. So I do get the opportunity to visit places that I describe in my books like Ludlow and Warwick Castles. But when describing, for example, a market square in Hereford during an execution, I have to use my imagination. Thanks for your question.(less)
Susan Appleyard Oh, that is such a hard question. I know whatever I answer tonight or tomorrow, I will say to myself - I should have chosen them! So I'll jump right…moreOh, that is such a hard question. I know whatever I answer tonight or tomorrow, I will say to myself - I should have chosen them! So I'll jump right in with both feet and say Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville because I devour any books about them and their period.
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Queen of Trial and Sorrow

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The Remorseless Queen

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In a Gilded Cage

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Set in 19th century London & Africa


Anna is running away. From whom or what? She has changed her name and takes passage on a ship bound for anywhere. She doesn’t care, doesn’t even want to know. She is determined to shed the constraints of her society and live independently somewhere far away from England. The captain of the ship turns out to be a man from her past, the husband of a late and...

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Imagined history or alternative history is not my usual choice, but I thought if the author could make me believe in Tsar Alexei, I could get over my bias. I found Alexei as a 16 year-old to be fun-loving and impulsive; as a man, devoted to duty and ...more
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"I never felt more addicted to a real historical character. Although not as controversial as some people but her life made for one heck of a story. And it is true, from the moment she becomes Queen, she was unlikely. Yet, she managed to hang on.
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