Sow The Tempest

Jane Lane

978 0 7551 0848 0
Paperback | 308 pp
205 x 135 mm
Price: £8.99, $16.95, €15.45


Jane Lane gives a deft and masterful retelling of the volatile and tragic story surrounding Henry VIII, a handsome, passionate, arrogant king. England is abuzz with talk of a golden era when Henry VIII ascends to the throne. But possessed by an immature will, Henry will stop at nothing to get what he wants and when Ann Boleyn enters his life, Henry is determined to have her whatever the costs. Ultimately his wishes prove disastrous for a nation, its Faith, and all those who oppose the royal desire.

Author biography:

Jane Lane Elaine K. Dakers was born in 1905 and her first novel was published when she was just seventeen. She adopted the pen-name of Jane Lane to reflect the historical nature of her books, Lane being the maiden name of her grandmother, a descendant of the Herefordshire branch of Lanes who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester.

A versatile and dynamic author, Jane Lane wrote over forty works of fiction, biography, history, and children’s books.

She is perhaps best known for her books about the Stuart period and 18th century Scotland, written from a Catholic and Royalist perspective. ‘A State of Mind’ is unique among her books, being set in a dystopian future.

She died in 1978.

‘Miss Lane towers head and shoulders above the rest’ – The New Statesman

‘A writer who offers…faithfulness to historical fact and style’ – The Sunday Times

‘One of the few contemporary writers who excel both as novelists and historians’ – The Tablet

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ISBNs: 9780755108480 978-0-7551-0848-0 Title: sow the tempest