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Sharon Kay Penman


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in New York, The United States
August 13, 1945

Died
January 22, 2021

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Penman received her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, she majored in history, and also received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Rutgers University School of Law, and later worked as a tax lawyer.

The Sunne in Splendour, a novel about Richard III of England is one of the most popular books on the Historical Novel Society's list of best historical novels. In 1996, following the success of When Christ and His Saints Slept (which dealt with the Anarchy and the early career of King Henry II of England), Penman ventured into the historical whodunnit with four mysteries set in the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine during the reign of Richard I. The mysteries did not enjoy the same success as her "straight" historical novels,
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I only regret that I have but one life to give…

A guest post by Samantha Wilcoxson I was blessed to meet Sharon Kay Penman at a bookstore event for the launch of King’s Ransom. My nerves sizzled as I waited for my turn with the new brick of a novel and my UK version of The Sunne in Splendor, which I brought to have signed. … Continue reading I only regret that I have but one life to give… →

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“I inhale hope with every breath I take.”
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“…she remembered watching a summer sunset from this very spot. Not so long ago; just a lifetime.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept

“I should like to freeze in time all those I do love...Rather like flowers pressed between the pages of a book!”
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