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Issue No.26

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bring it to life.The City of Tears, the second of the fournovels in The Burning Chambers Series, willbe published 14 January 2021 and isavailable for pre-order now. Kate Mossesuggested that we recommend you preorderfrom small and independentbookshops to give them - and our highstreets - much needed support in thesechallenging times.The City of Tears summary: Minou Joubertand her family are in Paris in August 1572for the Royal Wedding, an alliance betweenthe Catholic Crown and the Huguenot Kingof Navarre intended to bring peace to Franceafter a decade of religious wars. So too istheir oldest enemy, Vidal, still in pursuit of arelic that will change the course of history.But within days of the marriage, a massacrewill take place and thousands will lie dead inthe streets. Minou’s beloved family will bescattered to the four winds...A gripping, breath-taking novel of revenge,persecution and love, what it means to lose achild, the action sweeps from Puivert, Parisand Chartres to the city of tears itself,Amsterdam.And that is the joy of historical research. Itbrings a place to life so that people can see amodern setting in a new light: for example, Iwent to Le Tour Saint-Jacques de laBoucherie in the 4th arrondisement where,once, Christians congregated at the start oftheir long pilgrimage down to Tours andthrough France, across the Pyrenees toSantiago de Compostela in northwest Spain.The church is long gone - destroyed duringthe Revolution - but the tower itselfremains. As I stood there, in my head I couldhear the crunching of the shells underfoot -pilgrims pinned scallop shells to theirclothing and bags as a sign of their faith -many of which fell to the ground in the massof people. And for me, that's the thing that Ihope to give readers, a feeling for a place, toFind out more at:'ll be giving acopy away whenthe book comesout - don't forgetto subscribe toour newsletterso we can tellyou how to enterthe draw to winit! Click here toSubscribe