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D. LAWRENCE-YOUNG

D. Lawrence-Young has been teaching and lecturing on drama, history and English for many years. He is happiest when researching Shakespeare, English and military history. He has written Communication in English, a best-selling English language textbook as well as a dozen other historical novels. These include three based on the life of Shakespeare.

He contributes regularly to Forum, a magazine for English language teachers and has also written several articles for Skirmish, a military history journal. He is a member of the local history club and is the Chairman of the Jerusalem Shakespeare Society. He is also a published (USA) and exhibited (UK and Jerusalem) photographer. He plays the clarinet (badly) and is married and has three children.

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MARY NORTON: SOLDIER GIRL

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Mary Norton: Soldier Girl

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Mary Norton is a 17th century young woman who runs away from home in Bristol to escape from her violent and abusive father. Uneducated and unwilling to become just another servant or someone’s whore she joins the army as England’s Civil War begins. Surviving rape and torture, unwilling to return home, she becomes a turncoat and starts working for the enemy, the Parliamentary/ Roundhead side, living a life of intrigue and danger.

 

 

 

What people are saying...

"I love Mr. L-Y's books. This story of Mary/Martin is of a time in English history I know very little about (Charles I and the War with Parliament); however, he brings the whole nasty war into a novel that is very readable. (As are all his books) The part Mary plays in and out of the War, and her many adventures kept me page-turning. Many of history's figures come to life, such as Prince Rupert, and especially poor Charles I. Four stars for masterfully bringing this time period to life."

- Suzanne Turenne Reed

Information

  • Title: Mary Norton: Soldier Girl
  • Author: D. Lawrence-Young
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Length: 469 pages
  • Release Date: April 20, 2015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1508720744
  • Imprint: White Stag

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