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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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The Field of Cloth of Gold

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 Lady of the Tower by Elizabeth St. John
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A beautifully written odyssey into early seventeenth century England.

This is a delicious read: filled to the brim with an astonishingly detailed description of the Jacobean/Stuart courts; nature and the countryside; the ports and the city of London
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Cold Blows the Wind by Catherine Meyrick
Cold Blows the Wind
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A magnificent novel of love and fortitude.

Cold blows the wind is set in 1878 Australia, in what was formerly called Van Dieman’s Land, and later Tasmania, it is a sweeping tale of both human fortitude, and weakness, in the face of very trying circum
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Escape the Choice by Ellie Yarde
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This very enjoyable short story is billed as 15+ but I found it very relevant for all ages. We all remember the joy and sorrow; the uncertainty and excitement of youth. Ellie Yarde, a promising new talent, is an excellent story teller with a fluid, e ...more
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Island of Gold by Amy Maroney
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A magical cover, a magical tale within.
I loved this book. For me, it had all the ingredients for a medieval novel to be outstanding: historical accuracy, vivid writing, local colour, strong characters and, of course, a story you really care about.
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Timeless Falcon by Phillipa Vincent-Connolly
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to time travel back to meet Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?
Then this wonderful novel is definitely for you. Beautifully written and extremely well-researched, it tells Anne Boleyn’s story through the eyes of
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Lord of Deception by Elizabeth Keysian
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A tangled Elizabethan web
One of the things I like the most about Elizabeth Keysian’s books is that she gives us such likeable (and villainous) characters. This novel is no exception. From the moment we meet Alys Barchard on page one we know that her
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Lord of Loyalty by Elizabeth Keysian
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Forsaking All Other by Catherine Meyrick
Forsaking All Other
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Breathing life into the Tudor era.

I am a massive Tudor fan! And now of Catherine Meyrick who has written ‘The Bridled Tongue’ and ‘Forsaking all other’. Her second book was everything I imagined it to be: meticulously researched yet wearing it lightl
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Distracting the Duke by Elizabeth Keysian
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An absolute delight!

A dashing duke, a worthy heroine, what better way to spend some very pleasurable hours diving into a thrilling Regency world of romance and scandal. Ms Keysian breathes such life into her characters, both major and minor that I fo
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