Joanna Hickson spent twenty five years presenting and producing News and Arts programmes for the BBC. Her first published book was a children's historical novel Rebellion at Orford Castle but more recently she has turned to adult fiction, concentrating on bringing fifteenth century English history and some of its fascinating principal characters to life.
She is married with a large family and gets inspiration from her Wiltshire farmhouse home, which dates back to her chosen period.
Praise for First of the Tudors:
'A great tale... the golden thread that led to the crown of England' Conn Iggulden'
'An intriguing tale, told with confidence' The Times
'Rich and Warm' Sunday Express
'Colourful and vivid' Elizabeth Chadwick
'A big-hearted and engrossing novel.' Elizabeth Freemantle
Praise for Joanna Hickson:
'Thoroughly engrossing' The Lady
A gripping and emotional story' Woman
'A bewitching first novel...alive with historical detail' Good Housekeeping
'An enthralling blend of fact and fiction, drama and danger, passion and politics' Lancashire Evening Post