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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

Author Jennifer Wilson joins me today to talk about her novel Kindred Spirits and some of the ghostly goings on in the Tower of London:

Have you ever thought about what conversations might go on between the ghosts of our historical favourites? Would Katherine Howard still be snapping at Jane Boleyn? How would Jane get on with her husband, George?

That’s where the idea of Kindred Spirits: Tower of London sprang from, after I’d started thinking that Richard III and Anne Boleyn might have a couple of things in common – a mutual dislike of Henry Tudors, for starters.


Once I had my leading man and lady in place, finding their circle of courtiers from the selection the Tower had to offer was slightly trickier. With all those imprisonments and executions, not the mention the fact that it was a royal fortress and palace for centuries, practically any noble or royal since the year it was built could have shown up! Even now, I get anxious reading anything about the place, because I keep finding more people I think could have made things interesting…

But this current group have plenty to say for the time being, and for this week only, as part of Crooked Cat Publishing’s paranormal themed week, it is currently 99p/c.

I hope you enjoy a bit of historical eavesdropping…

Kindred Spirits: Tower of London:

A King, three Queens, a handful of nobles and a host of former courtiers…

In the Tower of London, the dead outnumber the living, with the likes of Tudor Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard rubbing shoulders with one man who has made his way back from his place of death at Bosworth Field to discover the truth about the disappearance of his famous nephews.

Amidst the chaos of daily life, with political and personal tensions running high, Richard III takes control, as each ghostly resident looks for their own peace in the former palace – where privacy was always a limited luxury.

With so many characters haunting the Tower of London, will they all find the calm they crave? But foremost – will the young Plantagenet Princes join them?

About Jennifer:

Jennifer is a marine biologist by training, who developed an equal passion for history whilst stalking Mary, Queen of Scots of childhood holidays (she has since moved on to Richard III). She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Hull, and has worked as a marine environmental consultant since graduating.

Enrolling on an adult education workshop on her return to the north-east reignited Jennifer’s pastime of creative writing, and she has been filling notebooks ever since. In 2014, Jennifer won the Story Tyne short story competition, and also continues to work on developing her poetic voice, reading at a number of events, and with several pieces available online. Her debut novel Kindred Spirits: Tower of London was published by Crooked Cat Publishing in October 2015.

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