Valerie Anand

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Valerie Anand (born 1937) is a British author of historical fiction.[1]

Fiction[edit]

Under the pen name Fiona Buckley[2][3] she writes the series of historical mysteries, set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England, featuring "Ursula Blanchard" (whose full name is Ursula Faldene Blanchard de la Roche Stannard). Under her own name she writes historical fiction based on the royalty of England and the Bridges over Time series which follows a family from the eleventh century through the nineteenth century.

Ursula Blanchard mysteries[edit]

Bridges Over Time Series[edit]

Norman Series[edit]

Other Historical novels[edit]

  • King of the Wood (©1984) ISBN 0-312-02939-X
    • based on King William Rufus
  • Crown of Roses (©1989) ISBN 0-312-03315-X
    • based on the end of the Wars of the Roses
  • The House of Lanyon - The Exmoor Saga (©2007) ISBN 978-0-7783-2502-4
    • Story of Richard Lanyon, his descendents, and his landlords the Sweetwaters
  • The House Of Allerbrook - The Exmoor Saga (©2008) ISBN 978-1-74116-676-7
    • Story of Jane Sweetwater (Allerbrook)

The Innocence of King Richard III[edit]

Valerie Anand is a believer in the innocence of King Richard III in the matter of the Princes in the Tower, ie. a Ricardian. She presents this view in Crown of Roses, making the point that the former tutor of Edward V, John Alcock, remained on good terms with the king, which he presumably would not have done had he suspected him of being responsible for the death of his former student.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shippey, T. A.; Arnold, Martin (2003-02-01). Film and Fiction: Reviewing the Middle Ages. Boydell & Brewer. pp. 80–. ISBN 978-0-85991-772-8. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Charles, John; Clark, Candace; Hamilton-Selway, Joanne; Joanna Morrison (2011-11-30). The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery. ALA Editions. pp. 72–. ISBN 978-0-8389-1113-6. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Brunsdale, Mitzi (2006). Gumshoes: A Dictionary of Fictional Detectives. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 418–. ISBN 978-0-313-33331-6. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Anand, Valerie (1989) Crown of Roses, p. 404

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