Through my recent post at Hoydens and Firebrands Blog, I have come into contact with a new 17th Century author named Gillian Bagwell. Her novel about the life of Nell Gwynn, actress and mistress of Charles II entitled, 'The Darling Strumpet' won't be published until next year by Berkley Publishing Group, but as they say, you cannot start promotion too early!
I hope to review the book when a copy is available, so watch this space, and the HNR Blog. As this is my favourite era for reading and writing, I eagerly anticipate the novel.
If you would like some information on the subject of her book, Gillian has produced a blog for the novel at On the Trail of Nell Gwynn with some fascinating 17th Century facts, including that Charles II planned to make Nell Countess of Greenwich, but died before he could do so.
Gilian's website is still under construction, but will be available soon.