See you on your next coffee break!Take Care, Mary Anne xxx. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. More, As Miranda's uncle, I declare an interest! In this masterful novel Miranda teaches us gently and with deep knowledge and love about the times and world of Oliver Cromwell; an era with which many of us will have only a passing acquaintance. Informative facts about the historical period and Oliver Cromwell and his family, lie carefully alongside a gripping romantic novel which will thrill other Philippa Gregory fans. In the end this book had me in floods of tears it was so powerful and emotional, and it had me staying up late into the night to read. The accused men cannot stand on stools to await their fate, of course, neither can they be hanged without their shrouds for risk of their bodies disintegrating on the scaffold. 'The Puritan Princess is a genuinely moving portrait of the tragedy of the Cromwells at the height of their power, and Miranda Malins handles the tumultuous drama of the last days of the Protectorate with incredible aplomb' S G MacLean, author of the Damian Seeker series This isn't just a good read it's a must read! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Can’t wait for the next one! And supporters of the King were equally from all social strata, including ‘the horny handed’.) Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 April 2020. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. Please try again. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Can't wait to get back to it this evening! She also enjoys being a Trustee of the Cromwell Association. By focusing on Frances, one of Oliver Cromwell’s daughters, the author shows the importance of family relations on, and the human impact of, decisions that had truly national consequences - all of which are overlooked if you focus on the “great men of history” approach. And Father, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, Oliver Cromwell. Did you know that Tony Benn (as Postmaster General) wanted to put each Head of State from James I onto a new series of stamps, including Cromwell, but our present Queen refused, so the plan was scrapped? Alongside this, Miranda works as a commercial solicitor in the City and began writing historical novels on maternity leave. perfect reading in lockdown' The Punch'Started reading The Puritan Princess last night and stayed up reading it until the wee small hours. Miranda Malins creates a cast of three-dimensional characters, vividly imagined against a deeply researched historical background. And supporters of the King were equally from all social strata, including ‘the horny handed’. Her descriptions evoke the atmosphere of London and the Court so that you can smell, touch and hear the wo. Highly recommended for historical novels readers. She shivers against me. See all details for The Puritan Princess: The gripping and unforgettable new historical... © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. ), Beautifully written and fascinating take on one of the most important periods in British history, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2020. The Last Protector: from the No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes the latest historical crime…, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Her father has risen to the unprecedented position of Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, and Frances has found herself transported from her humble childhood home to the sumptuous palaces of Hampton Court and Whitehall, where she dreams of romance.But after an assassination attempt on the Cromwell family, Frances realises the precarious danger of her position - and when her father is officially offered the crown, Frances' fate becomes a matter of diplomatic and dynastic importance. This highly readable novel gives a dramatic account of the end of the interregnum told through the eyes of Oliver Cromwell's youngest daughter, Frances. She is also a Trustee of the Cromwell Association. Henry Ireton, Bridget’s husband and the fiercest, cleverest man in Father’s army. A sister with secrets. ), Beautifully written and fascinating take on one of the most important periods in British history, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2020. The Promise A World War II Historical Romance By Kathleen Harryman and Lucy Marshall How far would you go to keep a promise? At the sight of Henry, Bridget’s hand creeps into mine and I think how, though she had taken a long time to accept Henry as a suitor, she had grown to love him deeply. 1 review. The Puritan Princess (Orion Fiction) is out now in all bookshops available in hardback, ebook and audiobook. By continuing to browse the site you accept our Cookie Policy, you can change your settings at any time. It was an amazing story from the perspective of the women in Oliver Cromwell's life at such a pivotal moment in British history and it has inspired me to research further into Cromwell as a man and those around him. The first statement was not true. She studied at Cambridge University, leaving with a PhD, and continues to speak at conferences and publish journal articles and book reviews. Vivacious and determined, Frances revels in the politics and the surprising opulence of the Lord Protector's court where she is increasingly regarded as a princess. Excellent read! My novel The Puritan Princess seeks to recreate this vibrant Cromwellian court through the eyes of Oliver Cromwell’s youngest daughter, Frances, whose extraordinary life, together with those of her sisters, has been entirely overlooked. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Father would want us to be here; we were his soldiers too.’. The author’s love of the period shines through as well. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. She studied at Cambridge University, leaving with a PhD, and continues to speak at conferences and publish journal articles and book reviews. This crowd has come to witness something grotesque; an act outside the conventions of normal society, a violation of God’s law, a performance of pure, visceral vengeance by their so-called ‘merry monarch’. Allow herself to be a political pawn, or use her new status to take control - of her own future, and of her country's... We stand together, shoulder to shoulder, skirt to skirt, like a chain of paper dolls, come to see our father's execution. ‘Parliament settled on treason as the crime, so it should have been the Tower.’, ‘They wish to make a point, I suppose,’ Mary answers. In this masterful novel Miranda teaches us gently and with deep knowledge and love about the times and world of Oliver Cromwell; an era with which many of us will have only a passing acquaintance. Frances’ progression throughout this turbulent national narrative is filled with so much heart and her joy, grief, ambition and despondence exquisitely jump from the page and you truly feel with her. But we will know the truth. The Puritan Princess Author metellus cimber II; Creation date 22 Apr 2020; Tags commonwealth cromwell english civil war historical fiction protectorate; Overview Discussion. The second statement was only partly true. I can't wait for the next book! Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. The consistently careful balance of her emotions across the competing deman. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK, Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost, Dispatch to this address when you check out. So I conclude by saying: "It is a great book: I know the author". The heads are struck off first, the swaddling grave clothes dulling the axe’s impact so that it takes eight violent attempts to hack off Father’s head, almost as many to remove Henry’s; each blow followed by a gasp from the crowd. The paperback will be released in February 2021 with a prequel to follow soon after. She had known of course – she had been a new bride then, starting her family with Henry. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Really well written and gripping stuff. They are solemn, watchful, nervous. . Miranda Malins. Absolutely loving The Puritan Princess''Fabulous book - the perfect escape'. Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm, This is one of those books that you will remember forever, will keep on your best shelf and will read again, probably more than once. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is a book that will change your definition of good writing. Malins cleverly and movingly shows how the personal and political intertwine; it is shocking to see how Cromwell was brought down by the politicking among his own family-members. Very informative about life under Oliver Cromwell as well as within the Cromwell family as the narrator is a daughter of his. . Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. In fact it is better than good. If Miranda had said the same to me (she did not), both statements would have been true. Absolutely loving The Puritan Princess''Fabulous book - the perfect escape'. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The youngest daughter of Oliver Cromwell, eighteen-year-old Frances is finding her place at England's new centre of power.Following the turmoil of Civil War, a fragile sense of stability has returned to the country. For anybody with even the slighted interest in history, or for those that love a romantic tale, I cannot recommend this highly enough. A debut novel from Miranda Malins, her skilful use of the English language and evocative use of simile brings the reader right into Westminster Palace and into the character and heart of Frances Cromwell. I look across at Bridget. Malins' own belief that Cromwell redefined this nation for the good of us all, even today, is inspiring. For anybody with even the slighted interest in history, or for those that love a romantic tale, I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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