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Review of The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements

Posted on: 29/01/2016 with tags: english civil war, katherine clements, Reviews, the silvered heart, Stuart

I have never read a book by Lady Katherine Clements before, and have not read many pieces of fiction that are set during the civil war, so I was really intrigued when I picked up this book. From the first page, I knew I would soon be hooked as Katherine plunges the reader straight into the action! The year is 1648 and we meet a young and frightened Lady Katherine Ferrers travelling along a treacherous road, away from her beloved home. By page 2, the coach they’re travelling in is stopped by a pa…

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The Man Who Cancelled Christmas

Posted on: 09/12/2015 with tags: civil war, katherine clements, oliver cromwell, the crimson ribbon, the silvered heart, Stuart

Katherine Clements, author of The Silvered Heart and The Crimson Ribbon, writes about the man who supposedly cancelled Christmas. Ask people what they know about Oliver Cromwell and you get the same answer time and again: He’s the one who cancelled Christmas. It’s an enduring story and one that fits the caricature of Cromwell as a Puritan killjoy who didn’t believe in having any fun. It’s easy to imagine Old Nol turning up his famous warty nose at the plum pottage or snuffing the candles and bol…

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