Blood and Roses tells the story of Margaret of Anjou (1430-82), wife of Henry VI and a key protagonist in the Wars of the Roses. This is a feminist revision of a woman frequently imagined only as the shadowy figure demonised by Shakespeare.
Blood and Roses examines Margaret as a Queen unable to wield the power and authority she is capable of, as a wife trapped in marriage to a man born to be a saint and as a mother whose son meets a terrible fate she has set in motion. It is the story of a woman caught up in the pursuit of power, playing a game ultimately no one can control...
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About the Author
Catherine Hokin is a Glasgow-based author with a degree in History from Manchester University. Blood and Roses is her debut novel Catherine also writes short stories and was recently a finalist in the Scottish Arts Club 2015 Short Story Competition and blog as Heroine Chic, casting a historical, and often hysterical, eye over women in history, popular culture and life in general. Find out more at her website www.catherinehokin.com and find her on Facebook and Twitter @cathokin.