Books by Laura Purcell

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The Poison Thread

Please note that this review was originally published in October 2018 upon the UK publication of this novel.  The book's original title is The Corset. Laura Purcell first came to my attention as the author of a couple of very fine pieces of historical fiction, and earlier this year, I awar ...

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The Corset

Laura Purcell first came to my attention as the author of a couple of very fine pieces of historical fiction, and earlier this year, I awarded her fabulous, spooky supernatural/gothic mystery The Silent Companions DIK status and gushed about it to everyone who crossed my path!  I’ve been waiting ...

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The Silent Companions

Laura Purcell is the author of two excellent pieces of historical fiction set in Georgian England, one, Queen of Bedlam, about Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, and the other, Mistress of the Court, a fictionalised account of the life of Henrietta Howard, who became the mistress of Prince Ge ...

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Mistress of the Court

With Mistress of the Court, Laura Purcell continues her fictional exploration of the lives of some of the less frequently written about historical figures of the Georgian era – namely, its women. In Queen of Bedlam she tells the by now familiar story of the madness of King George III from the poi ...