Fiona Mountain

Two novels out in 2011...

Cavalier Queen (published on September 8th), is set during the Civil War and tells the epic true story of Queen Henrietta Maria and her chamberlain, Henry Jermyn Earl of St Albans, after whom Jermyn Street in London is named. Henrietta’s love for the executed King Charles I is one of the most famous love stories in history, but there were contemporary rumours that she and Henry were lovers. It was he who went with her into exile, who rode with her at the head of her Army and he remained devotedly by her side all his life, even when he risked being hung as a traitor. Some said it was her love for him that resulted in the King’s death. 

Isabella my debut novel, was also republished this year with a lovely new jacket.  Set in the English Lake District in the eighteenth Century, Isabella tells the haunting love story of Bounty mutineer, Fletcher Christian and his cousin Isabella Curwen. It was short listed for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Last year saw the paperback issue of Rebel Heiress, first published as Lady of the Butterflies. It is the story of Lady Eleanor Glanville, the first female butterfly collector. The Glanville Fritillary is named after her but she is best remembered for the fact that her relations overturned her will on the grounds that no sane person would 'go in pursuit of butterflies'.


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