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Margaret Skea

Margaret Skea

Biography

Margaret Skea is an award-winning writer of both novels and short stories. Short story credits include Neil Gunn, Mslexia, Winchester, Rubery and the Historical Novel Society. She grew up in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’, so is no stranger to conflict. Her passion is for authentic, atmospheric historical fiction.

Her first novel, Turn of the Tide won her the Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best 1st Time Novelist 2014, and the sequel A House Divided was longlisted for the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2016. The third in the trilogy, following the fortunes of a fictional family trapped in the long-running and bloody feud between the Cunninghames and Montgomeries, known as the Ayrshire Vendetta, By Sword and Storm, was released in July 2018. The problems and pressures posed by tribalism, and diverse loyalties have many resonances in our modern world. Her fictionalized biography of Katharina von Bora, wife of the reformer Martin Luther, was placed 2nd in the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2018.

Books

Turn of the Tide (The Munro Scottish Saga Book 1)

Margaret Skea

£1.99

'The quality of the writing and the research is outstanding.' Jeffrey Archer
Scotland 1586. A land in turmoil, a family torn apart. An ancient feud threatens Munro's home, his family, even his life.
Munro owes allegiance to the Cunninghames and to the Earl of Glencairn. He escapes the bloody aftermath of a massacre, but cannot escape the disdain of the wife he sought to protect, nor inner conflict, as he wrestles with his conscience, with divided loyalties and, most dangerous of all, a growing friendship with the rival Montgomerie clan.

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A House Divided (The Munro Scottish Saga Book 2)

Margaret Skea

£2.99

Book 2 in the acclaimed Munro Scottish Saga trilogy
Ayrshire 1597. The truce between the Cunninghame and Montgomerie clans is fragile. And for the Munro family, living in hiding under assumed names, these are dangerous times.

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By Sword and Storm (The Munro Scottish Saga Book 3)

Margaret Skea

£2.99

The eagerly awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Munro Scottish Saga trilogy
'…fast-paced … a hugely satisfying read.'Undiscovered Scotland.
1598. The French Wars of Religion are drawing to an end, the Edict of Nantes establishing religious freedom in all but Paris.

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Katharina: Deliverance

Margaret Skea

£3.99

RUNNER-UP Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2018
The woman at Luther's side.
It is very shameful that children, especially defenceless young girls, are pushed into the nunneries. Shame on the unmerciful parents who treat their own so cruelly.' Martin Luther

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