'Moving, and vastly informative, a real page turner of a historical novel' FAY WELDON
The second instalment in Carol McGrath's captivating The Daughters of Hastings trilogy!
'Once again brilliant exciting riveting colourful history in an informative way mixed with factual areas' 5* Reader review
'It is a very well-spun story, written in a style which made the book hard to put down' 5* Reader review
'Although this is the second in a trilogy it stands well in its own right... you'll want to read the others in the series, they are so well-written and researched' 5* Reader review
'What a great read!' 5* Reader review
'Thoroughly enjoyable and keeps you interested' 5* Reader review
A marriage made in Heaven, or Hell?
1075 and Dowager Queen Edith has died. Her niece Gunnhild longs to leave Wilton Abbey but is her suitor Breton knight Count Alain of Richmond interested in her inheritance as the daughter of King Harold and Edith Swan-Neck or does he love her for herself?
Is her own love for Count Alain an enduring love or has she made a terrible mistake? The Swan Daughter is woven around a true 11th century tale of elopement, love and courage.
Love the novels of Carol McGrath? Don't miss THE SILKEN ROSE, starring one of the most fierce and courageous forgotten queens of England!
Based in England, Carol McGrath writes Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction. She studied History at Queens University Belfast, has an MA in Creative Writing from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University Belfast and an English MPhil from Royal Holloway, University of London. The Handfasted Wife, first in a trilogy about the royal women of 1066 was shortlisted for the RoNAS in 2014. The Swan-Daughter and The Betrothed Sister complete this highly acclaimed trilogy. Mistress Cromwell, a best-selling historical novel about Elizabeth Cromwell, wife of Henry VIII's statesman, Thomas Cromwell, is republished by Headline. The Silken Rose, first in the "She-Wolves" Trilogy, featuring Ailenor of Provence, was published in July 2020 as a paperback by Headline Accent. Tudor Sex & Sexuality will be published in 2022. Carol speaks at events and conferences. She was the co-ordinator of the Historical Novels' Society Conference, Oxford in September 2016 and is an avid reader and reviewer, in particular, for the Historical Novel Society. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and Historical Writers Association. Carol lives in Oxfordshire with her husband. Her website is: www.carolcmcgrath.co.uk.