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Antonia Fraser


(Lady Antonia Fraser)
UK flag (b.1932)

Since 1969, Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers, including Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots (James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (St Louis Literary Award; CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger).

Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Jemima Shore
   1. Quiet As a Nun (1977)
   2. Tartan Tragedy (1978)

     aka The Wild Island

   3. A Splash of Red (1981)
   4. Cool Repentance (1982)
   5. Oxford Blood (1985)
   Jemima Shore's First Case (1986)
   6. Your Royal Hostage (1987)
   7. The Cavalier Case (1990)
   Jemima Shore At the Sunny Grave (1991)
   8. Political Death (1994)
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Novels
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Collections
   Verses to Please Myself (poems) (2021)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction show
 
Antonia Fraser recommends
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Diva (2024)
Daisy Goodwin
"Elegant, adult, ultimately very moving, Diva presents an amazingly convincing Maria, while always conveying the power of the majestic Callas myth."
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She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen (2019)
Katie Hickman
"Absolutely brilliant...remarkable women, until now almost unknown. I was so gripped I couldn't put it down."
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Love Without End (2019)
Melvyn Bragg
"Bragg brilliantly re-imagines the legendary love story of Heloise and Abelard, uniting the middle ages and today in this thrilling novel."

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Books containing stories by Antonia Fraser
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Midsummer Nights (2009)
Tales from the Opera
edited by
Jeanette Winterson
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Mysterious Pleasures (2003)
(Crime Writer's Association Anthology)
edited by
Martin Edwards

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