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ALISON WEIR LAUNCHES EPIC NEW MEDIEVAL SERIES
(see http://www.alisonweir.org.uk/news/index.php)






Alison Weir is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth best-selling historian) in the United Kingdom since records began in 1997. She has published twenty-three titles and sold more than 2.7 million books - over a million in the UK and more than 1.7 million in the USA.

Out in paperback in the UK on 26th January:



Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen is now out in paperback in the UK.

There are three special editions available, each with added extras:

All have reading group questions.

The exclusive Tesco edition has an extra chapter: a slightly abridged version of the published e-short Arthur, Prince of the Roses.

The exclusive Sainsbury's edition has an extra chapter: the published e-short Six Tudor Queens: Telling a New Story, and a short extract from the forthcoming second novel in the series, Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession.

The exclusive Waterstones edition has a double cover, the inner cover being a reproduction of the Balbusso Twins' beautiful artwork for the hardback. It also has extra content: In Search of Katherine - a gazetteer of sites connected with Katherine of Aragon.


RECENT, NEW AND FORTHCOMING BOOKS

Top row above, left to right

THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS: A LIFE OF MARGARET DOUGLAS, COUNTESS OF LENNOX
USA paperback, 10th January 2017

KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN
UK/Canada paperback, 26th January 2017

KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN
Australia/New Zealand paperback, 14th February 2017

THE BLACKENED HEART
A Six Tudor Queens e-short and companion piece to KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN.
UK, 9th March 2017, now available to pre-order at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blackened-Heart-Alison-Weir-ebook/dp/B01CI7WUZU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469270893&sr=1-1&keywords=the+blackened+heart

KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN
USA paperback, 2 May 2017

Bottom row, left to right:

ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
The second novel in the Six Tudor Queens series.
UK/Canada hardback, 18th May 2017
http://www.alisonweir.org.uk/books/bookpages/more-anne-boleyn-a-kings-obsession.php

ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
The second novel in the Six Tudor Queens series.
USA hardback, 18th May 2017

ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION
The second novel in the Six Tudor Queens series.
Australia/New Zealand hardback, 2017

QUEENS OF THE CONQUEST
The first book in the England's Medieval Queens series.
US hardback, 26th September 2017

QUEENS OF THE CONQUEST
The first book in the England's Medieval Queens series.
UK hardback, 28th September 2017
http://www.alisonweir.org.uk/books/bookpages/more-qotc.php




Historical biography, especially of people who lived centuries ago, is more often than not the piecing together of fragments of information and trying to make sense of them. We cannot know our subjects as we know those of our own time: we can only infer so much about them from the sources of the period and memorials they left behind. My favourite novelist, Norah Lofts, could not have put it more succinctly when she wrote, in The Brittle Glass (1942): 'And so out of the bits and pieces I could gather, out of my own imaginings and speculations, I built up a picture and a story... After all, how much nearer, even with much documentary evidence, can we come to understanding any one of the myriad dead who have gone to their graves, carrying their real secrets, of motive and essence and personality, into the silence with them?"