'Seeking Our Eagle' is the perfect, non-fiction companion piece for Karen Charlton's historical novel, 'Catching the Eagle.' It is in itself a remarkable story. Written with honesty and humour, this factual book shows how the Charltons shook their family tree until a Regency convict fell out, and how Karen turned his sorry tale of injustice into a popular historical novel.'Seeking Our Eagle' takes us on a fascinating journey back through three hundred years and the turbulent lives of seven generations of their family. It shows how the Charltons first became interested in genealogy and gradually uncovered their history. The author reveals how she eventually stumbled across their Regency skeleton in their closet, researched his sorry tale of injustice and turned it into a novel. Illuminating the importance of family in all our lives, 'Seeking Our Eagle' is an entertaining and informative read for anyone interested in genealogical research or social history, and for those writing historical fiction.
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
August 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition