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Katharine McMahon - Author


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Katharine McMahon is the author of seven historical novels including The Alchemist’s Daughter, a Waterstone’s Paperback of the Year in 2006, the bestselling Rose of Sebastopol, a Richard & Judy Book Club selection in 2008, and The Crimson Rooms. She has taught in secondary schools, performed in local theatre and worked as a Royal Literary Fund fellow teaching writing skills at the Universities of Hertfordshire and Warwick. She lives in Hertfordshire. She relies on research to uncover connections and revelations in history which will plant the seeds for a novel - and is currently engaged, with some trepidation, in a book set during The French Revolution.

If you like Katharine McMahon you might also like to read books by Neal Stephenson, Sarah Waters and Tracy Chevalier.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Katharine McMahon

The Woman in the Picture by Katharine McMahon
The Woman in the Picture
Katharine McMahon
Evelyn Gifford, our first-person narrator, is a lawyer in the 1920s. She is on the rebound from a relationship with a young barrister and accepts a proposal from her employer, Daniel. In the midst of this comes the General Strike...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
The Woman in the Picture by Katharine McMahon
The Woman in the Picture
Katharine McMahon
Evelyn Gifford, our first-person narrator, is a lawyer in the 1920s. She is on the rebound from a relationship with a young barrister and accepts a proposal from her employer, Daniel. In the midst of this comes the General Strike...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Season of Light by Katharine McMahon
Season of Light
Katharine McMahon
July 2012 Book of the Month. A thrilling, opulent love story set amid the French Revolution. A young impressionable English girl is forced to choose between her head and her heart when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2012
The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon
The Crimson Rooms
Katharine McMahon
This is her first new one since the Richard and Judy chosen book, The Rose of Sebastopol. Although there have been several published over here since, they have all been titles written sometime ago, so this has her back...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2010
Footsteps by Katharine McMahon
Footsteps
Katharine McMahon
Her The Rose of Sebastopol was a Richard and Judy choice and due to its obvious success the publishers have astutely reissued one of her earlier book, originally published in 1997 but sure to have been missed by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2009
The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon
The Rose of Sebastopol
Katharine McMahon
Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 23 January 2008.A rich historical novel set amongst the backdrop of the Crimean War. Mariella is used to the comfort of London Society, the cosy drawing rooms and social occasions...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2007
The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon
The Alchemist's Daughter
Katharine McMahon
A name well worth remembering in the historical fiction area. Its the 18th century and a scientist attempts to use his intelligent and beautiful daughter in a bold and secret experiment but while his back is turned she begins a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2006
The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon
The Alchemist's Daughter
Katharine McMahon
A name well worth remembering in the historical fiction area. Its the 18th century and a scientist attempts to use his intelligent and beautiful daughter in a bold and secret experiment but while his back is turned she begins a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2006

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