Publication Date: April 2nd 2020
Publisher: Independently Published
Pages Length: 278 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
In 1209, Pope Innocent III launches a crusade against fellow Christians living peaceably in the south of France. They are the Cathars, regarded as heretics by the Roman Church, and the sect is flourishing. Thousands of knights, landless younger sons, mercenaries and assorted riff-raff pour south with Christian zeal to exterminate men, women and children of the same country. A dilemma soon arises: How to tell a Cathar from an orthodox Catholic?
I was born in England, which is where I learned my love of history. My books have been finalists in the Wishing Shelf Book Award and MM Bennetts Award. I now live in Canada with my three children and six grandchildren for six months of the year and in Mexico with sun and sea and margaritas on the beach for the other six months. No prizes for guessing which months are spent where.