Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

Join us as we welcome historical fiction royalty to The Pigeonhole: it's Alison Weir with Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen.

Our competition for 350 lucky winners to read along with Alison has now closed and the serialisation has started.

Jane Seymour. The third of Henry’s queens. This is her story.

Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at first hand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son ... or face ruin.

The new Queen must, therefore, step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne – in doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?

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About the author

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth best-selling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces, and is married with two adult children.

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Why We Like It

  • "Gripping and utterly compelling ... Henry VIII's third and – allegedly – best-loved wife is brought vividly to life ... not to be missed." Tracy Borman
  • A spellbinding account of a woman caught in the crossfire of a country in turmoil
  • The scintillating continuation of Weir's Tudor series

The Author

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published eighteen history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Conquest, the first in her England’s Medieval Queens quartet. Alison has also published several historical novels, including Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen is Alison Weir’s eighth published novel and the third in the Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, which was launched in 2016 to great critical acclaim. The series began with the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession.

Alison is an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.

How it works

The book will be delivered in 12 instalments (or staves), one every other day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.
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