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July 24, 2017

THE SUMMER QUEEN is just £1.49 on the Kindle for UK readers and a bit of a bargain!  Link to The Summer Queen on Amazon UK Share this
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Published on July 24, 2017 09:06 • 106 views

October 7, 2016

I am going to be giving a talk in Rochdale on October 21st in the afternoon, complete with afternoon tea!  It’ll be a bit like coming home to my roots because my mum is from Rochdale and Chadwick is a Rochdale name.  Looking forward to the event! Details here: Afternoon tea with Elizabeth Chadwick   Share […]
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Published on October 07, 2016 09:02 • 135 views

September 19, 2016

Congratulations to Margherita Grillo and Judith Brosnan who have won the two copies of THE AUTUMN THRONE  in the competition!  I’ll sort out getting the copies off to you! Share this
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Published on September 19, 2016 14:07 • 103 views

September 7, 2016

More information at my blog – just click on the link!: WIN A COPY OF THE AUTUMN THRONE Share this
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Published on September 07, 2016 11:36 • 231 views

August 26, 2016

Hi Everyone! The lovely people at Waterstones Birmingham have invited me to give a talk and booksigning at their store on the evening of September 9th. I’m really looking forward to it!  Hope to see you there! Share this
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Published on August 26, 2016 15:52 • 81 views

August 11, 2016

Until August 24th there’s a great opportunity for reading groups to win THE SUMMER QUEEN, the first book in my Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy.  There are 10 sets of 5 on offer and one lucky group will win the entire trilogy – well worth entering.  Details here: http://readinggroups.org/noticeboard/... Share this
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Published on August 11, 2016 03:55 • 146 views
On Saturday 20th August I shall be giving a talk about William Marshal at Bosworth Visitor Centre at 3pm.  I’m looking forward to it! http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk... Share this
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Published on August 11, 2016 03:50 • 50 views

May 16, 2016

I am taking a break in Wales and while there I shall be giving talks at Pembroke and Cardigan Castles on the great William Marshal.  Here is the booking information. I’m really looking forward to this! PEMBROKE – 25TH May  Evening CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS CARDIGAN CASTLE – 27TH MAY evening.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Share […]
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Published on May 16, 2016 03:18 • 112 views

March 14, 2016

I am delighted to reveal the UK jacket for THE AUTUMN THRONE.  It’s gorgeously and appropriately autumnal – publishing September 1st.  I LOVE it and hope you do too! Share this
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Published on March 14, 2016 04:03 • 235 views

November 22, 2015

I am hoping to get back to proper blogging soon.  There have just been so many things going on and so many deadlines to make that I have let it lapse for a short while.  It's going to have a bit of a revamp soon too I hope.

For now I can announce that THE WINTER CROWN has just been published in paperback in the UK and has a gorgeous cover that I love.  It's the second in my trilogy about Alienor of Aquitaine and covers the marriage  between Henry and Alienor from 1154 as far as 1174.

I titled the novel THE WINTER CROWN for a few reasons.
1. It's in keeping with the seasonal theme of the trilogy.
2. Henry and Alienor were crowned in December 1154, so it's fitting
3. There's the emotional resonance of Winter in the relationship
4. Old Sarum reminds me a bit of a crown on its hilltop setting and it has resonances for Alienor.

You can see a few quotes from reviews on the blog sidebar.

You can click on its page on my website to see some of the other editions of the cover from round the world.THE WINTER CROWN

The other piece of news to tell you is that last week, after successful negotiations, I have agreed a new two book contract with  my publisher LittleBrown at their Sphere imprint. TEMPLAR SILKS is going to be my next novel and will cover the 'lost years' of William Marshal when he took an oath to travel to Jerusalem and lay the cloak of his deceased lord, Henry the Young King,  on Christ's tomb at the Holy Sepulchre.  He returned bearing two lengths of silk that he put away in a chest for the next 30 years and about which he told no one save the man keeping them safe.  This book is the story of those silks and their ultimate purpose.
I wrote a blog post about here, for THE HISTORY GIRLS.  Click to read. A NEW ADVENTURE

I'm very much looking forward to writing the novel.  I'll put up the first couple of chapter on my excerpts blog soon!

Elizabeth xx

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Published on November 22, 2015 15:21 • 265 views