I am currently revising my next novel, The Bridled Tongue, which is set partly in Norwich. Although Norwich suffered extensive bombing during World War II, there are numerous areas where Norwich’s history is still plain. In 2016 I visited Norwich and so was able to glimpse the streets and sights that would have been familiar to my 16th century characters. While these photographs are not exactly professional, they still give a good sense of of Elizabethan Norwich.
The Bridled Tongue
Life has taught Alys Bradley not to expect what others take for granted: love, family, status. When she returns to her parents’ house after twelve years absence, her father, a wealthy Norwich mercer, decides that it is high time she married. Under pressure from her family, Alys is forced to choose between her father’s former apprentice, Robert Blunt, and Thomas Granville, a privateer fifteen years her senior. Both men seem more interested in the benefits that will come from marriage to Alys than the woman herself.
With England facing the threat of immanent Spanish invasion, Alys makes her choice and is forced to confront both her own and her husband’s past.
The Bridled Tongue is in the revision stage and I hope to publish it in March 2020.
Image of Norwich Cathedral viewed through the Erpingham Gate, via Pixabay