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Olivia Hayfield

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What would Henry VIII, Elizabeth 1st, or Richard III be like if they lived today? Questions like these inspire Olivia Hayfield's modern-day retellings of historical tales.

Following her Tudor novels - Wife After Wife (2020) and Sister to Sister (2021) - Olivia has just written a whodunnit based on England's most enduring historical mystery – what happened to the Princes in the Tower? Working title 'Hunch', this new retelling will be out in 2022.

Olivia is, in fact, like her characters - a reimagined version of the truth. Olivia Hayfield is the pseudonym of children's author and book editor Sue Copsey. Olivia is more glamorous and fair bit younger than Sue, and her behaviour is far worse.

Sue has two children and a husband; Olivia probably has
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Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Firstly an apology, for giving my reincarnated Robert Dudley the surname Studley in Sister to Sister. I see you wince. But I couldn’t help it. When I look at those portraits of Elizabeth’s favourite, the love of her life, I see a man a little bit in love with himself. The flamboyant clothes, the pointy beard, that look in his eye. One eminent historian described Lord Robert as a ‘wide boy’.

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Published on April 03, 2021 15:33
Average rating: 3.71 · 1,114 ratings · 306 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Wife After Wife

3.70 avg rating — 1,068 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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Sister to Sister

4.02 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2021 — 5 editions
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When Bo Bimble Went Elsewhere by Sue Copsey
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The adaptation of the story and its characters to contemporary times adds an extra layer of satisfaction, remembering who was who and how they fitted in. This version of Thomas Moore" Read more of this review »
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"Absolutely loved this book!
The way this author turned the old Tudor history into a modern contemporary read was incredible. I can't wait to read the sequel, and anything else she decides to write!"
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Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
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I loved this book. Such an interesting and original way to approach a whodunit. It touches on themes of loneliness and dissociation, has a melancholy vibe throughout, the protagonist's need to search out and share the dead girl's story as much about ...more
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The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel
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Just finished this and I’m wrung out. It took me a long long time not only because of its length, but because I had to keep stopping to think on what I’d just read, to properly appreciate the writing and the insight (how did she do that?) into these ...more
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"I loved this book!
Couldn't put the damned thing down."
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[Rafe] “We all come of the same parentage, if you go back far enough.”
The duke glares. He knows this is true. But he would prefer if there had been a special Adam and Eve, as forebears to the Howard’s.
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The Mythology of the Princes in the Tower by John Ashdown-Hill
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