Valerie Anand

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


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 twentieth century. She has also written To a Native Shore, a contemporary novel that explores British prejudice toward Indian Sikhs.

She also holds the copyrights to The Fallen Pinnacle, a 1997 novel about Atlantis written under the pseudonym Valerie M. Irwin.

Ursula Blanchard mysteries[edit]

  1. To Shield the Queen (1998) ISBN 0-671-01531-1
  2. The Doublet Affair (1998) ISBN 0-671-01532-X
  3. Queen's Ransom (2000) ISBN 0-671-03293-3
  4. To Ruin a Queen (2000) ISBN 0-671-03294-1
  5. Queen of Ambition (2002) ISBN 0-7434-1030-0
  6. A Pawn for a Queen (2002) ISBN 0-7432-0265-1
  7. Fugitive Queen (2004) ISBN 0-7434-5748-X
  8. The Siren Queen (2004) ISBN 0-7432-3752-8
  9. Queen Without a Crown (2011) ISBN 9781780295145
  10. Queen's Bounty (2012) ISBN 9781780295275
  11. A Rescue for a Queen (2013)ISBN 9781780295374
  12. A Traitor's Tears (2014) ISBN 9781780295435
  13. A Perilous Alliance (2015) ISBN 9781780295855
  14. The Heretic's Creed (2017) ISBN 9781780295749
  15. A Deadly Betrothal (2017) ISBN 9781780295800
  16. A Web of Silk (2019) ISBN 9781780295930

Bridges Over Time series[edit]

Norman series[edit]

Other historical novels[edit]

Other novels[edit]

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, i.e. 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]


  1. ^ Shippey, T. A.; Arnold, Martin (1 February 2003). 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 (30 November 2011). 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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