A Secret Chronicle

Jane Lane

978 0 7551 0828 2
Paperback | 162 pp
205 x 135 mm
Price: £7.99, $14.95, €10.95


In the dark corners of fourteenth-century England, the shrouded story of the brutal murder of Edward II begins to come to light. Joanna, exiled daughter of the king, has commissioned a secret chronicle, and ordered the writer to go to Britain to unearth what happened to her father and his supporters. What is discovered reveals a sordid history of duplicity, cruel intention and a horrific plot born from a medieval struggle for power. Using sixteen written accounts from survivors, Jane Lane brings this fascinating and gruesome true story to life.

Author biography:

Jane Lane Elaine K. Dakers was born in 1905 and her first novel was published when she was just seventeen. She adopted the pen-name of Jane Lane to reflect the historical nature of her books, Lane being the maiden name of her grandmother, a descendant of the Herefordshire branch of Lanes who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester.

A versatile and dynamic author, Jane Lane wrote over forty works of fiction, biography, history, and children’s books.

She is perhaps best known for her books about the Stuart period and 18th century Scotland, written from a Catholic and Royalist perspective. ‘A State of Mind’ is unique among her books, being set in a dystopian future.

She died in 1978.

‘Miss Lane towers head and shoulders above the rest’ – The New Statesman

‘A writer who offers…faithfulness to historical fact and style’ – The Sunday Times

‘One of the few contemporary writers who excel both as novelists and historians’ – The Tablet

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ISBNs: 9780755108282 978-0-7551-0828-2 Title: a secret chronicle