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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

Antonia Fraser recommends
Aristocrats (1994)
Stella Tillyard
"Aristocrats is my favourite kind of history: on the one hand it's lucid and scholarly, on the other hand it reads like a novel. I hated to finish it."
Island Madness (1998)
Tim Binding
"The most stimulating and also the most exciting novel I read this year."
Confessions of a Sugar Mummy (2007)
Emma Tennant
"I laughed and laughed... unputdownable."
Refusal (2007)
Soazig Aaron
"The most remarkable, awake-all-night-to-finish read."
A God in Every Stone (2014)
Kamila Shamsie
"I can't recommend A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie too strongly . Exciting and, in the end, profoundly moving."
A Brush with Death (2018)
(Susie Mahl Mystery, book 1)
Ali Carter
"Absorbing, charming and funny, A Brush With Death heralds a fresh and welcome new voice in crime writing. Susie Mahl is also a welcome new detective: witty, warm and very inquisitive."
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."
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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