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This author also writes under the name Francesca Shaw.

I have had my nose buried in a history book - fact or fiction - for as long as I can remember, but even more important to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past. My first attempt at historical fiction at the age of eight was three pages of improbable medieval drama set in the local castle.

With a degree in geography and archaeology I love to try and 'read' the landscape and the buildings in it for clues about the past. Virtually any place can trigger ideas for plots, but I am particularly inspired by Venice, Burgundy, Mediterranean islands and t
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"Completely adored Sara's story so very much and definitely well worth waiting for, as always Louise an amazing story with wonderful characters to accompany on their journey. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with us all. "
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That Time May Cease by Ann Swinfen
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Disappointing in that this did nothing to advance Kit's situation and he/she is simply a passive observer as events unfold around her/him. Well-written as usual and the historical setting is vivid
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A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
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This is fine of its kind, just not as enjoyable for me as her earliest novels
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The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
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A very odd combination of family saga and mystery. The title is very misleading and most of the book is Mrs Hudson's backstory. All well-written and good in itself, but not what I was expecting
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Secret Bond by Gemma Halliday
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Fun and fast-paced. Given a bit of depth with the revelations about Jamie's father
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Death of a False Physician by Lexie Conyngham
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This is an excellent second title in this news series. Great characters and vivid sense of time and place
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Skin and Bone by Robin Blake
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Dark, complex and intriguing. Great sense of time and place and interesting characters
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The Scrivener by Robin Blake
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Another great story in this series. Complex characters, well-written, great atmosphere
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Dark Waters by Robin Blake
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Second in this excellent series. Well up to the standard of the first
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