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Sharon Kay Penman


USA flag (b.1945)

Sharon Penman has been hailed by Publishers' Weekly as 'an historical novelist of the first rank'. Her bestselling debut about Richard III, THE SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR (1982) was a worldwide hit, and her acclaimed Welsh trilogy was similarly successful.

Genres: Historical
 
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