Historical Fiction

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We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story.

We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva’s ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for ‘peeping Tom’) and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax.

Naked is an original version of Godiva’s tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.

St Martin’s Press, New York. (Coming soon in audio).

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1066 imageEver wondered what might have happened if William the Conqueror had been beaten at Hastings? Or if Harald Hardrada had won at Stamford Bridge? Or if Edward the Confessor had died with an heir ready to take his place? Then here is the perfect set of stories for you. ‘1066 Turned Upside Down’ explores a variety of ways in which the momentous year of 1066 could have played out differently. Written by nine well-known authors to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the stories will take you on a journey through the wonderful ‘what ifs’ of England’s most famous year in history.

I’m so thrilled to be part of this collection with amazing UK authors. My story ‘The Needle can Mend’ features Lady Godiva’s grand-daughter, Queen Edith. I wanted to capture the strength and power of women and the tales they weave. No more is this revealed than in the mysterious fabric of the Bayeaux Tapestry, a woman-made work of political art, secret and imagination that has stood the test of time and is further embroidered in my tale … Enjoy!

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Coming Soon...

Lost voices. Lost lore. Lost love.

Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva is the first in a trilogy that brings back the story of a ‘Legendary Lady’ to tell it from her point of view and twist her tale.

Who is the next Lady of Legend?  Stay tuned!