It’s been a right royal autumn, with Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe now out in paperback in both the UK and the US. I’m delighted to say the book has also been bought for foreign territories stretching from China to Spain and Poland, and optioned for possible drama in the UK.
I’ve also brought out The Queen’s Mary, a novel about one of the famous ‘Four Marys’ attendant on Mary, Queen of Scots, which featured in Amazon’s top ten historical fiction, and Elizabeth: The Queen and the Crown, a brief biography celebrating 90 years of Elizabeth II.
I’ve also been working on a very different twentieth-century subject – the relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. The book comes out next June – with nary a queen in sight.
But I’m still speaking about the modern monarchy on tv, in several episodes of Channel 4’s The Royal House of Windsor, and on Inside Westminster Abbey, Inside St Paul’s Cathedral and Inside Balmoral on Channel 5. And look out for the new series of Alan Titchmarsh’s Secrets of the National Trust, with me talking about Arbella Stuart, my first biographical subject and England’s Lost (yes, you guessed it . . . )