To celebrate the publication of the paperback edition of A Book of Secrets, author Kate Morrison will be on a blog tour form 25th March to 4th April.
This historical fiction chronicles the life of Susan Charlewood. Born in what is now Ghana, Susan is enslaved by the Portuguese but later rescued by British sailors, who bring her to Elizabethan England. Once in England, she is raised and educated in an English Catholic household.
When Susan comes of age, the family marry her off to an older Catholic man, John Charlewood. Charlewood runs a printing press and uses it to supply the Papist nobility with illegal Catholic texts and foment rebellion amongst the Catholic underclass. When Charlewood dies, Susan takes over the business and uses her new position to find out more about her origins.
A Book of Secrets is a revealing and compelling glimpse into a fraught time which looks at racial relationships on the eve of the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade.
Author of Black Tudors, Miranda Kaufmann called it “A tale of religious fervour, loyalty, piracy, desire and identity… a masterful piece of storytelling”
You can preorder the paperback edition now through your local bookshop or from Jacaranda Books, follow the blog tour below:
25th March – The Fallen Librarian Reviews (@clarejanetmason)
26th March – The Lil Book Blog (@iheartbooks1991)
27th March – Zoe’s Book Nook (@radley_zoe)
28th March – Cheryl M-M’s Book Blog (@mm_cheryl)
29th March – Rosie Writes (@RosieCawkwell) and What Cathy Read Next (@Cathy_A_J)
30th March – C is for Claire Reads (@c.isfor.claire_reads) and The Brown Bronte (@thebrownbronte)
31st March – 33 South Textworks (@Jane33SouthTex1) and Too Many Books Never Enough Time (@nickyskene1)
1st April – Bookshortie (@BookShortie1) and Reid All About It (@xo.reid.all.about.it)
2nd April – The Literary Shed (@TheLiteraryShed)
3rd April – Karen K is Reading (@KarenKingston8) and Jaffa Reads Too (@jaffareadstoo)
4th April – Ramblings of a Nobody (@ramblingsblog_) and The Strawberry Post (@TStrawberryPost)