Anita Seymour, who also writes as Anita Davison. On January 17th, Anita's new book, Royalist Rebel by Claymore Books, an imprint of Pen and Sword, will be released.
If you like historicals set during the English Civil War, here's some more information on Anita's novel for you:
"Intelligent, witty and beautiful, Elizabeth Murray wasn’t born noble; her family’s fortunes came from her Scottish father’s boyhood friendship with King Charles. As the heir to Ham House, their mansion on the Thames near Richmond, Elizabeth was always destined for greater things.
Royalist Rebel is the story of Elizabeth’s youth during the English Civil War, of a determined and passionate young woman dedicated to Ham House, the Royalist cause and the three men in her life; her father William Murray, son of a minister who rose to become King Charles’ friend and confidant, the rich baronet Lionel Tollemache, her husband of twenty years who adored her and John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, Charles II’s favourite.
With William Murray at King Charles’ exiled court in Oxford, the five Murray women have to cope alone. Crippled by fines for their Royalist sympathies, and besieged by the Surrey Sequestration Committee, Elizabeth must find a wealthy, non-political husband to save herself, her sisters, and their inheritance."
To find out more, follow these links:
For a little background on the novel, see Anita’s Book Blog
Pen and Sword Books
The National Trust Website of Elizabeth Murray’s former home, Ham House, at Petersham near Richmond, Surrey