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Below is a list of Fiction books written by our very own alumni. If you would like to submit a book for inclusion, please fill out the form on the previous page.  

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To Those Who Never Knew 

Jade had been prepared for her year of study in Wales, what she hadn't counted on was being hurled into the Dark Ages.

In 1350 the world was abundant with magic until a group of extremists known as the Black Plague Brotherhood threatened its existence.

For Jade, learning the art of magic was hard enough, but trying to find her way back home seemed almost impossible...

Especially when the Brotherhood wanted her to end all magic.

Isabella Anton, BA Creative Writing 2015, MA  9781999941505 

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To Those Who Survive

Not all who seek death wish for it.

With the help of her biological mother, Jade must command her powers to find the dying Tree of Life, but with her mind tormented from the aftermath of the past she is haunted day and night.

As the threat of the Order of the Garter hangs over their heads, Jade, Bowen, and Finch must keep them from finding the Tree and exploiting what little magical power it has left.

For Jade, this means sacrificing herself for humanity, but for Finch...

He has other plans.

Isabella Anton, BA Creative Writing 2015, MA  9781999941529

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A Song of Sixpence: the story of Elizabeth of York 

In the years after Bosworth, a small boy is ripped from his rightful place as future king of England. Years later when he reappears to take back his throne, his sister Elizabeth, now Queen to the invading King, Henry Tudor, is torn between family loyalty and duty. Will ambition or childhood affection prevail? As the final struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster is played out, Elizabeth is torn by conflicting loyalty, terror and unexpected love.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781785105883

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The Beaufort Chronicle (three book series)

As King Henry VI slips into insanity and the realm of England teeters on the brink of civil war, a child is married to the mad king's brother. The Beaufort Chronicle traces the life of Margaret Beaufort through the complex politics of the wars of the roses to her final triumph as mother to the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII.

The Beaufort Chronicle is a three book series consisting of The Beaufort Bride, The Beaufort Woman and The King's Mother. Available on Kindle, Paperback and Audible.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781786108203

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The Forest Dwellers

Twelve years after the Norman Conquest, Ælf and Leo encounter a trio of Normans molesting Alys, a forest girl fairer than any they have ever seen. They stop the attack in the only way they can ... violently.
The resulting upheaval tears the family apart and will end only with the death of a king.
The Forest Dwellers is a story of oppression, sexual manipulation and revenge.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781908603630

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Intractable Heart: the story of Katheryn Parr

Katheryn Parr, twice widowed, is an intelligent, practical woman; a woman who sets aside her love for Thomas Seymour to do her duty and marry the elderly king, Henry VIII.
Katheryn becomes Henry’s partner in all things, acting as Regent for England during the French war, and providing a strong supporting voice for religious reform. It is not until the king’s death when she is finally free to follow the desires of her heart that her life descends into chaos … and wretchedness.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781071048757

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The Kiss of the Concubine 

It is almost midnight and the cream of English nobility hold their breath as King Henry VIII prepares to face his God. As the royal physicians wring their hands and Archbishop Cranmer gallops through the frigid night, two dispossessed princesses pray for their father's soul and a boy, soon to be king, snivels into his velvet sleeve.
Time slows, and dread settles around the royal bed, the candles dip and something stirs in the darkness ... something, or someone, who has come to tell the king 

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781784071615

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Peaceweaver

Sold into marriage with Gruffydd ap Llewellyn as part of a peace treaty, Eadgyth is cast into a world of warfare. Once widowed, she is separated from her children and taken to the English court of Edward the Confessor and the intrigues of the Godwin family. After an unexpected proposal of marriage from Earl Harold she agrees to become his queen. However, her security is threatened as William the Bastard assembles his fleet in the south and Harald Hardrada prepares to invade from the north.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781849234771

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Sisters of Arden 

As Henry VIII's second queen dies on the scaffold, the embittered King strikes out, and unprecedented change sweeps across the country. The bells of the great abbeys fall silent, the church and the very foundation of the realm begins to crack.

Determined to preserve their way of life, novitiate nuns Margery and Grace join a pilgrimage thirty thousand strong to lead the heretic king back to grace.

Sisters of Arden is a story of valour, virtue and veritas.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781788766432

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The Song of Heledd

Set against the backdrop of the pagan-Christian conflict between kings Penda and Oswiu, The Song of Heledd sweeps the reader from the ancient kingdom of Pengwern to the lofty summits of Gwynedd where Heledd battles to control both her own destiny and those around her. Judith Arnopp has carried out lengthy research into the fragmented ninth century poems, Canu Llywarch Hen and Canu Heledd, and the history surrounding them to produce a fiction of what might have been.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781781761557

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The Winchester Goose 

London: 1540. Each night, after dark, men flock to Bankside seeking prostitutes known as The Winchester Geese. Joanie Toogood has worked the streets since childhood but her path is changed forever by an encounter with Francis Wareham, a spy for the King's secretary, Thomas Cromwell. Meanwhile, across the River, at the glittering court of Henry VIII, Wareham also sets his cap at Evelyn and Isabella Bourne, and inadvertently he draws the girls, and Joanie, into the shadow of the scaffold.

Judith Arnopp, BA, MA, 2007 9781782990192

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River Lane 

My first collection of poetry, written from 2015-2018. Some poems capture memories of my student days, whilst one poem, ‘Maypole’, was previously published in The Lampeter Review. It’s published by Arenig Press, who are based in Aberystwyth.

Simon Cockle, BA English, 1989 9781999849122

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The Louise Fawley Symphony

Meet Louise Fawley - the newest, sassiest and sleaziest agent in Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Follow Louise as she burgles and bungles at Melusine Plastics, gets flirtatious and salacious in Vetchley Castle, grows amorous and glamorous in Sainte-Modeste, and finally, hooks and sinks her villainess on the superyacht Bonquonne. In this delicious, light-hearted, randy romp, can Louise solve the arcane mystery of La Ligne?

Contains material of a sexually explicit nature.

Rikki Evans, BA History, 1990 9781781328996

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The Pelagius Book

As the Roman Empire starts to collapse, one man seems to understand what is happening: Pelagius, a charismatic philosopher from the province of Britain, now living in Rome. In this evocative tale which echoes down to the present day, Pelagius must race against time to establish a new way of thinking before Rome is overrun by the Barbarians . . . Paul Morgan's dazzling novel draws on the dramatic true story of Pelagius, as told by his former secretary, Celestius, now an old man in exile.

Paul Morgan, BA (Hons), MA, PhD 9780670029075  

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Turner's Paintbox

When art dealer Gerard Moyne falls in love with the elusive Julia, their attraction is as mysterious as the workings of art, their affair too perfect to last.

Gerard has a passion for Turner, the painter of light. He delights in explaining Turner to Julia. But rather than dutifully learning her lessons, Julia sees something else in the painter. Lyrically stylish, Turner’s Paintbox is a tale of beauty and cruelty, one that ponders whether we can love another and yet stay true to ourselves.

Paul Morgan, BA (Hons), MA, PhD 9781921334771 

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Farewell Trip

Ruth and Trip met whilst studying at Lampeter and were happily married for thirty years before Trip's untimely death from cancer. He leaves her nine letters and a request to read them in order whilst scattering his ashes in places important to them - Lampeter, Siena, Paris, Sydney, New York, Bristol.

Gary Twynam, BA English Literature, 1983 9781472074256

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Indifferent Voices 

In 2015, 65 people who work in the City of London tell their stories about living through the aftermath of the financial crash.
A re-working of TS Eliot's The Waste Land, it tackles notions of amorality and feelings of ressentiment and, in doing so, anticipates Brexit and its aftermath.

Gary Twynam, BA English Literature, 1983 9780244071705

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One Dog and His Man

A man approaching his 50th birthday relocates from his beloved South London to Shropshire. Wherever that is, it seems like it's always 1954 and raining. Can a rescue dog live up to its name and rescue our man?

Gary Twynam, BA English Literature, 1983 9781291893281