‘A fascinating portrait of the women who helped make a dynasty’ The Times
‘Bewitching’ Woman & Home
‘Evocative’ Woman’s Weekly
Two women, two very different destinies, drawn together in the shadow of the Tower of London:
Elizabeth of York, her life already tainted by dishonour and tragedy, now queen to the first Tudor king, Henry the VII.
Joan Vaux, servant of the court, straining against marriage and motherhood and privy to the deepest and darkest secrets of her queen. Like the ravens, Joan must use her eyes and her senses, as conspiracy whispers through the dark corridors of the Tower.
Through Joan’s eyes, The Lady of the Ravens inhabits the squalid streets of Tudor London, the imposing walls of its most fearsome fortress and the glamorous court of a kingdom in crisis.
‘Bewitching … the characters and the narrative work seamlessly together.’ Woman & Home
‘Evocative … well-researched’ Woman’s Weekly‘
‘Excellent’ Carol McGrath author of The Handfasted Wife
‘A great book… loving it!’ Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen
‘I couldn’t have been more riveted’ For Winter Nights blog
Praise for Joanna Hickson:
‘A great tale… the golden thread that led to the crown of England’ Conn Iggulden
‘An intriguing tale, told with confidence’ The Times
‘Rich and Warm’ Sunday Express
'Colourful and vivid' Elizabeth Chadwick
‘A big-hearted and engrossing novel.’ Elizabeth Freemantle
‘Thoroughly engrossing’ The Lady
A gripping and emotional story’ Woman
‘A bewitching first novel…alive with historical detail’ Good Housekeeping
About the author
Joanna Hickson spent twenty five years presenting and producing News and Arts programmes for the BBC. Her first published book was a children’s historical novel Rebellion at Orford Castle but more recently she has turned to adult fiction, concentrating on bringing fifteenth century English history and some of its fascinating principal characters to life.
She is married with a large family and gets inspiration from her Wiltshire farmhouse home, which dates back to her chosen period.