A Call Of Trumpets

Jane Lane

978 0 7551 0852 7
Paperback | 230 pp
205 x 135 mm
Price: £8.99, $14.95, €12.95


Civil war rages in England, rendering it a minefield of corruption and conflict. Town and country are besieged. Through the complex interlocking of England’s turmoil with that of a king, Jane Lane brings to life some amazing characters in the court of Charles I. This is the story both of Charles’ adored wife whose indiscretions prove disastrous, and of the King’s nephew, Rupert, a rash, arrogant soldier whose actions lead to tragedy and his uncle’s final downfall.

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: 9780755108527 978-0-7551-0852-7 Title: a call of trumpets