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Kylie Fitzpatrick - Author

About the Author

Kylie Fitzpatrick is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, and tutors on the Creative Writing degree course there. Her previous two historical novels have been published in ten languages.

 

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Tapestry

Tapestry

Author: Kylie Fitzpatrick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2018

Set in eleventh-century London and Normandy and in the present day, Tapestry tells the story of the origin of the famous and enigmatic Bayeux Tapestry. Told from the point of view of two women who lived nine centuries apart: Leofgyth, an eleventh-century embroiderer who works in the court of Edward the Confessor, and Madeleine, a twenty-first century professor of Medieval History. Between them, the dramatic story of the end of Saxon England unfolds and an ancient mystery is solved.

Secret of the Ninth Stone

Secret of the Ninth Stone

Author: Kylie Fitzpatrick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2018

Amen Corner, London, 1864. Orphan Sarah O'Reilly disguises herself as a boy so she can work in the offices of Septimus Harding's newspaper, the London Mercury. There she meets Lily Korechnya, a wealthy widow who writes a column under a pseudonym, and takes Sarah under her wing. Lily is enlisted by Lady Cynthia Herbert to catalogue her magnificent jewel collection. She is intrigued by several gems belonging to the Maharaja of Benares, including a fiery red diamond which exerts an unsettling influence over anyone who touches it. Then two gruesome murders take place - first a customs officer at the docks and then a jeweller in Hatton Gardens, both strangled. A local simpleton, Holy Joe, is accused of murder but neither Lily or Sarah are convinced the police have the right man. The trail of the missing gems leads them back to India, to ghosts, and the dangerous cult of the destroyer goddess Kali.

Die Frauen der Tafelrunde

Die Frauen der Tafelrunde

Author: Kylie Fitzpatrick Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2014

Wahrend der Kampf um die englische Krone tobt, sucht Thomas Malory fieberhaft nach den Erzahlungen der beruhmten Artussage. Er will die uber das Land verstreuten Manuskripte zum ersten Mal ins Englische ubersetzen und als Buch herausgeben. Heimlich untersttzt ihn dabei ausgerechnet Knigin Elizabeth, die Frau von Malorys erbittertem Feind Knig Edward IV. Und noch eine Frau hilft ihm: Die Adelige Elayne, einst die engste Freundin der Knigin, gewhrt ihm Unterschlupf. Malory liebt beide Frauen und hat so ihre Freundschaft zerstrt. In der bezauberndsten Geschichte ber Artus und die Ritter der Tafelrunde schafft Malory ein Kunststck. Seine bersetzung der Gralsgeschichte feiert die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und verewigt seine eigene tragische Dreiecksbeziehung in der Romanze von Ritter Lanzelot, Knigin Guinevere und Lady Elaine von Astolat.

Am Horizont das rote Land

Am Horizont das rote Land

Author: Kylie Fitzpatrick Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2012

Als die junge Irin Rhia 1840 nach London kommt, stirbt kurz nach ihrer Ankunft ihr einziger Verwandter in der Grostadt. Sie glaubt nicht an seinen Selbstmord und beginnt, Fragen zu stellen. Damit sticht sie in ein Wespennest. Man verurteilt sie wegen Diebstahls und schickt sie auf einem Gefangenenschiff nach Australien. Wer hat ihr das angetan? Obwohl alle Hoffnung verloren scheint, gibt es einen Mann, der um Rhia kampft. Reicht seine Liebe bis ans andere Ende der Welt?

The Silver Thread

The Silver Thread

Author: Kylie Fitzpatrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

'The day was dove grey, and silk. A melancholic cloth that whispered and rustled. Who could say what it foretold.' Dublin, 1840: Rhia Mahoney watches in despair as her father's linen warehouse goes up in flames. Her family is ruined. Her imagined future, full of pattern and colour, plum brocades and beetle-green taffeta, crumbles to ashes. Seeking work as a governess in dismal London, Rhia's life is changed beyond all imagination when her uncle, a shipping merchant, commits suicide. Rhia cannot - will not - believe he would take his own life, but before she can investigate, she is accused of a crime she didn't commit, and forced to board a prison ship bound for New South Wales. The voyage is one of dry biscuits and endless sea, made bearable by the women's daily chore: to sew scraps of cloth into an elaborate quilt. What Rhia does not realise is that with every stich, she binds herself closer to a journey of discovery that will not end in Australia ... Weaving death, love and adventure into a vivid tale of the world at the height of Empire, The Silver Thread is plotted like a murder mystery, but narrated with the skill and style of a literary storyteller.

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