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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.

 

Limited-edition advance bound proof review copies of Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, are available now to bona-fide reviewers. Here, above, is the beautiful jacket.

RECENT, NEW AND FORTHCOMING BOOKS

Top row, left to right

THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS: A LIFE OF MARGARET DOUGLAS, COUNTESS OF LENNOX
USA hardback, 5th January 2016
Amazon.com's pick of the month for January 2016 in both History and Biographies and Memoirs. 

KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN
The first novel in the Six Tudor Queens series. UK, 5th May 2016 (centre right) and Australia/New Zealand (right)
Sunday Times top ten bestseller
http://alisonweir.org.uk/books/bookpages/more-6_Tudor_Queens.asp

KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN
USA, 31st May 2016

ARTHUR: PRINCE OF THE ROSES
A Six Tudor Queens e-short and companion piece to KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN.
UK, 10th November 2016, now available to pre-order at http://amzn.to/1r3F1NU.
This e-short will be published in the US paperback edition of KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN. 

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

Bottom row, left to right:

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, 17 May 2017

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

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, 18th May 2017


FORTHCOMING:

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









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?"