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Sharon Kay Penman

USA (1945 - )

Sharon Penman has been hailed by Publishers' Weekly as 'an historical novelist of the first rank'. Her bestselling debut about Richard III, THE SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR (1982) was a worldwide hit, and her acclaimed Welsh trilogy was similarly successful.
Gathering Darkness (2015) (with C E Black, R E Butler, Mina Carter, Charlie Daye, Lili Saint Germain, Jenika Snow, Izzy Szyn, Anna Zaires and Dima Zales)
Sharon Kay Penman recommends
The Conquest
The Conquest (1996)
Elizabeth Chadwick
"Reading a Elizabeth Chadwick novel is the next best thing to time travel."
The Shadow of the King
The Shadow of the King (1997)
(Pendragon's Banner, book 3)
Helen Hollick
"Camelot as it really was... a very talented writer."
The Intelligencer
The Intelligencer (2004)
Leslie Silbert
"Dangerous... for once you pick it up, you cannot put it down."
The Traitor's Wife
The Traitor's Wife (2005)
Susan Higginbotham
"Once I began The Traitor's Wife, I couldn't stop. When the electricity went out one night, I actually found myself reading by flashlight!"

Birth of the Kingdom (2010)
(Crusades Trilogy, book 3)
Jan Guillou
"Destined to become a classic, a brilliant and dramatic recreation of the medieval world."

A Marked Man (2010)
(Abigail Adams Mystery, book 2)
Barbara Hamilton
"Abigail Adams could become my favorite historical sleuth."

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