Posted By Claire on January 29, 2015
Time is flying and it’s already time for the February edition of Tudor Life, the Tudor Society’s monthly magazine.
In this month’s Tudor Life, we have a special Lady Jane Grey section, to commemorate the anniversary of her execution, with articles from Elizabeth Fremantle, J Stephan Edwards, Tamise Hills and Susan Higginbotham. We also have features from Derek Wilson, Nancy Bilyeau and Olga Hughes, and articles from our regular contributors too. It’s a jam-packed edition! And next month is a special Richard III themed edition.
Click here to enjoy a sneak peek of Tudor Life and to enjoy a couple of its articles.
As always, Tudor Society members can take part in the monthly Tudor Life magazine book giveaway which this month includes copies of Susan Higginbotham’s Her Highness the Traitor, J Stephan Edward’s A Queen of a New Invention, Derek Wilson’s The First Horseman and Elizabeth Fremantle’s Sisters of Treason. Author Nancy Bilyeau has also kindly offered a signed set of her three historical thrillers The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry as a prize for one lucky Tudor Society member. Just follow the instructions in the magazine.
Posted By Claire on January 29, 2015
Congratulations to author Elizabeth Fremantle on the release of the UK paperback edition of Sisters of Treason today.
I reviewed it when it first came out in hardback – click here to read my review – and it’s a wonderful read.
Elizabeth is one of our guest writers for this month’s Lady Jane Grey special edition of Tudor Life magazine, the Tudor Society’s monthly magazine, and she has shared an article and an excerpt from Sisters of Treason. See https://www.tudorsociety.com/sneak-peak-february-2015-tudor-life-magazine/ for more details on the magazine and to read a sample of it.
As always, Tudor Society members’ names are put into a monthly prize draw to win books by our featured authors but Penguin UK have sent me a copy of Sisters of Treason to give away to one lucky Anne Boleyn Files follower. Simply leave a comment below before midnight on 5 February saying why you want to read this book and I’ll pick a comment at random. The lucky winner will be emailed for their details. The competition is open to everyone, whatever country you live in.
If you just want to buy the book yourself then it’s available right now on Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1CP6xlg – or from bookstores in the UK. It is available in hardback in the US.
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