Carol McGrath

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A FORMER teacher drew inspiration from a famous historical tapestry to write her debut novel.

Carol McGrath had taught history lessons to students at Bicesters Cooper School about the Bayeux Tapestry using pictures of theNorman Conquest artwork.

But when she saw the tapestry for real during a visit to France, its scenes involving three women got her thinking.

Mrs McGrath decided to do an MPhil in research and creative writing at the University of London, and knew she had discovered a story that she wanted to write.

Genres: Historical
   1066 Turned Upside Down (2016) (with Anna Belfrage, Joanna Courtney, Richard Dee, Helen Hollick, GK Holloway, Alison Morton, Eliza Redgold and Annie Whitehead)
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The Bastille Spy (2019)
(Revolution Spy, book 1)
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"Delicious, brilliant and totally absorbing. This pacy, atmospheric thriller... is absolutely unputdownable with its sharp, witty writing and spot on period description."
The Lady of the Ravens (2020)
(Queens of the Tower, book 1)
Joanna Hickson
Cecily (2021)
Annie Garthwaite
"An extraordinary achievement . . .I could touch and breathe Cecily's world as if I was walking in her shadow."

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