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Kate Williams



Kate Williams is an author, social historian and broadcaster. The Storms of War, her first novel in the De Witt trilogy, was widely acclaimed, reviewed as 'spellbinding, gripping and beautiful'. She has always wanted to travel in time and wrote her first novel when she was seven (The Adventures of Maria) - it was rather short.

Kate loves delving into archives, collections, diaries and letters. She has a DPhil from Oxford and is the author of the novel The Pleasures of Men and four historical biographies of Emma Hamilton, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II and Empress Josephine - which is being made into a major TV series.

She is Professor of Public History at the University of Reading.

Kate is CNN's historian and royal expert, covers royal and national events on the BBC and other channels and regularly appears on other TV programmes, including BBC Breakfast, Restoration Home and The Great British Bake Off, discussing social and royal history, general politics and culture. She also loves quiz shows and is a regular on The Quizeum.

She is the resident historian on Frank Skinner's BBC Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History, and writes features, reviews and comment pieces for various newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Observer.

Kate lives in London.

Find out more at www.kate-williams.com and follow her on Twitter @KateWilliamsme

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Orion

The House of Shadows

Kate Williams
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Kate Williams

'Brilliant - a passionate and poignant story of a glittering family on the precipice of a vanished world' Lisa HiltonA family destroyed by war. A secret that could change everything.Celia De Witt is half-German, half-English, and heir to her family's vast fortune. But as the glittering Twenties plunge into Depression, a shocking revelation sends her far from everything she knows. Thrust headlong into the wealth and promise of New York, Celia sets out to rescue the family business - and to set in motion her own plans. The son she thought was dead, and the man she once loved, are both close at hand - but in opening the Pandora's Box of the past, what other secrets will she let loose...?As the shadow of war darkens across Europe, Celia is determined to save those she loves, even if salvation comes at the highest price...'A beautifully conjured family saga. Fans of Downton Abbey will love it' - Alison Weir'An all-encompassing, sweeping epic' - Katherine Webb'Richly detailed, light of foot, Williams tantalises with loose ends and disturbs with shocking shadows' Independent'Shades of Downton, with a dash of Atonement' Tatler

Orion

The Edge of the Fall

Kate Williams
Authors:
Kate Williams

In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives.Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don't know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep.Celia, the de Witt's youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.

Orion

The Storms of War

Kate Williams
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Kate Williams
W&N

Young Elizabeth

Kate Williams
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Kate Williams