Carol McGrath

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My first degree is in History and English from Queens University Belfast. I have a postgraduate MA in writing from Queens University and an Mphil in writing from The Royal Holloway ,University of London. My debut novel The Handfasted Wife is the first in a Trilogy The Daughters of Hastings. The first is the story of 1066 and its aftermath from the perspective of the noble women. The Swan-Daughter and The Betrothed Sister have followed. All have been best sellers. My new novel The Woman in the Shadows tells the tale of Thomas and Elizabeth Cromwell and is the story of an early Tudor marriage. I am now working on a medieval trilogy about 'she wolf' queens.

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Wolf Hall lies on the edge of The Savernake Forest and was the familial home of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife. This location does not actually enter into my novel The Woman in the Shadows. My novel is about Elizabeth, Thomas Cromwell's wife and it, in fact, ends in 1528 before Cromwell becomes a courtier. None the less, The Woman in the Shadows explores Cromwell's early career and his m... Read more of this blog post »
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“loaded wagons with tents, sent out to his outlying estates”
Carol McGrath, The Swan Daughter

“Yes, you may lose all again, and if it is so, that is your wyrd, your fate, Elditha, but today you must have the pleasure of them, even if only for a while.”
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Carol McGrath I have finished reading Skios by Michael Frayne which is excellent. I am enjoying Inceptio by Alison Morton, an alternative history set mostly in New York and in the imagined surviving Roma Nova.


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