Joanna Courtney has wanted to be a writer ever since she could read. Joanna is fascinated by defining moments in history and she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the world of Anglo-Saxons, Normans and Vikings. "
"She is the author of the Queens of Conquest trilogy, which begins with The Chosen Queen.
A round-up of our most anticipated history books of 2017, from Ken Follett to Andrew Marr and Tudor England to revolutionary Russia.
On the 950th anniversary of 1066, the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest, Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen and The Constant Queen, explains how you can experience the battle for yourself this Autumn.
Our pick of the best books to take to the beach, to the pool or to read in the garden this Summer.
Who said the Christmas tree was a twentieth century invention? Most of the festive traditions we know and love stretch right back into Anglo-Saxon times – including the tree.
Rivalry – is there anything more deliciously, thrillingly, gossipy?
Joanna Courtney talks about how rivalry plays a key part in her new trilogy, The Queens of Conquest.
History has a habit of remembering the Kings who fought the battles. But what about the Queens?
The Battle of Hastings is one of the biggest dates in English history, and in the Queens of the Conquest trilogy, Joanna Courtney sets out to tell the story through the eyes of the women involved...
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by @joannacourtney1 - 18 hours ago
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by @joannacourtney1 - 2 days ago
Love Anglo-Saxons? Then you'll love @ALWhitehead63 's novels. Read about them on my blog - https://t.co/9udeBdUMQq https://t.co/oYVVsUmRKc
joannacourtneyauthor - 2 days ago
Congratulations to Annie Whitehead - read more about her writing on my blog this week - http://www.joannacourtney.com/anniewhitehead/
CALLING ALL HISTORICAL FICTION READERS:
I love the readers of historical fiction. There are not nearly as many of them as there are of other genres like crime but they are avid and engaged readers and are always, I find, on the lookout for new novels to enjoy. That’s why I thought it would be a great idea to run a series of interviews with other historical writers so that those readers who may not yet have discovered them can have a new treat in store.
Over the next three months I will be featuring a different novelist every week and am delighted to kick off this reading-fest with Annie Whitehead, author of award-winning novels set in my favourite period – Anglo-Saxon England.
joannacourtneyauthor - 3 days ago
What's not to like...
joannacourtneyauthor - 5 days ago
Joanna Courtney shared Clare Mackintosh's post.
joannacourtneyauthor - 12 days ago
Would so love to make it to Up Helly Aa one day - definitely on the 'to do' list. Looks amazing, especially for a huge viking fan like myself.
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