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Vivienne Brereton

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Born near historic Winchester in the UK, I have been passionate about the Tudors for as long as I can remember. This led to a degree in Medieval History at university and the growing desire to write a novel. However, life took over somewhat and only after stays, short and long, in six countries I called home did I finally settle down to finish my novel.
Words have always played an important part in my life, whether it's been writing, editing, teaching English, or just picking up a good book. In preparation for my Tudor series, I did an enormous amount of research.
Having three sons came in very handy when I had to write about squabbles between Nicolas and Tristan in my novel. Not so handy when I took them to Hampton Court and one of them g
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Imagine yourself off to the Olympic Games; the Cannes Film Festival; Paris fashion week; the final of Masterchef; Glynbourne and a performance at the Royal Shakespeare company. Throw in a smattering of young royals, including two kings both in their twenties: handsome, rich and powerful; all the top politicians; some serious A-listers from France and England. Plenty of healthy (and not so healthy) Read more of this blog post »
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The Girl from Oto by Amy Maroney
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This is one of those rare books that you never want to end. Luckily, it’s what you could describe as a big fat read! And there’s Books Two and Three waiting in the wings.
Set in the dual setting of late fifteenth century Aragon and modern day Englan
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This is one of those rare books that you never want to end. Luckily, it’s what you could describe as a big fat read! And there’s Books Two and Three waiting in the wings.
Set in the dual setting of late fifteenth century Aragon and modern day Englan
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The Bridled Tongue by Catherine Meyrick
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was mesmerised from start to finish. Alyce Bradley, at twenty-eight, already a spinster without hope of making a great marriage, is such a sympathetic character that it’s hard not to fall in love with her from the f ...more
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Lord Garson’s Bride by Anna Campbell
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From the moment I picked up Anna Campbell’s novel, I was entranced. It is a feast for all the senses. The cover is picture book perfect showing a bride in an exquisite white gown, fit for a princess. The plot is worthy of Jane Austen, so is the witty ...more
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Antonius by Brook  Allen
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Wow! Jump aboard for a spellbinding roller coaster of a ride back to the final days of the Roman Republic. Allen’s superb portrayal of Mark Antony’s early years and rise to prominence is mesmerizing, factually accurate (a must for many lovers of hist ...more
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The Beaufort Bride by Judith Arnopp
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What a wonderful read! Judith Arnopp tells the story of Lady Margaret Beaufort (great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt and Catherine Swynford) who is the mother of the first Tudor king, Henry. In Book One of a series, ‘The Beaufort Chronicles’, Arnopp ...more
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Brandon by Tony Riches
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I was expecting to be charmed and informed by Tony Riches’ novel and it didn’t disappoint. From the opening sentence, you enter the Tudor world of impossible glamour, chivalry, and rivalry. Living and breathing the sixteenth century as if you were r ...more
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La Reine Blanche by Sarah Bryson
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I loved this book! It brought Henry VIII’s beautiful little sister, Mary, to life and is a must for any fan of Tudor history. A very fast, joyous read. Sarah Bryson has meticulously compiled an entire lifetime of Mary Tudor’s letters and those of her ...more
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Adalbert by Craig Hipkins
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Highly recommended. A stirring, very fast-paced medieval historical adventure tale that will delight fans of Bernard Cornwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ken Follett, or simply lovers of excellent historical fiction. Craig Hipkins is a master storyteller who sw ...more
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