A brilliant 1st novel, well worth reading. Rosemary Griggs obviously put much time and thought into researching the people and places associated with the central character, weaving a colourfully poignant story around historical records. The book breathes life into places that I now want to revisit. The nobility relationships with their religious and political struggles gave great insight to the events and background to famous names. Can't wait for her next novel.
Original review 12 October 2023
An engaging read about the mother of Sur Walter Raleigh. I was captivated from the very first page. Well researched and a nice to read about a real historical figure that isn't a king it queen. Hope this author does more in the same vein.
Original review: Amazon
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 June 2023
I have recently finished reading your “Woman of Noble Wit” which I bought when you brought the Lady Katherine to South Hill in June, and what a great read it was! I do most of my reading in bed, so often find myself with a book on the end of my nose having just managed a few pages - not so with yours! It kept me awake much longer than I should have been for several nights, and I loved it. Your style of writing is very engaging, and the quality and depth of your research makes the …
So enjoyed your talk the other week here at Uffculme W.I.
I bought your book then and I really couldn't put it down .It was a wonderful read.
I love the Tudor period of history and having visited many of the principal houses in Devon it was great to read about the interaction of some of the major Devonian families at that time with all that was going on in London and around the world.
It was lovely to follow the life story of an interesting Tudor lady.
A really enjoyable read ..Well done Rosemary.
After listening to your really interesting and inspiring talk on Zoom with the DFHS I bought your book which I have just finished. I enjoyed it so much and having read a lot from the Tudor period it was so good to read about it from the Devon perspective especially being a Devon girl myself and knowing all the places in it. You brought everything to life so vividly. Thank you so much. I shall look forward to your nextbook.