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Sharon Kay Penman (1945–2021)

Autor(a) de Here Be Dragons

20+ Works 17,613 Membros 495 Reviews 185 Favorited

About the Author

Sharon Kay Penman was born in New York City on August 13, 1945. She received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law. She worked as a tax lawyer before becoming a full-time writer. She wrote The Sunne in mostrar mais Splendour, which chronicled the life of Richard III, while she was a student and a tax lawyer. After finishing the manuscript, her only copy was stolen from her car. She eventually rewrote the book and it was published in 1982. Her other works include Here Be Dragons, The Reckoning, When Christ and His Saints Slept, The Queen's Man, Cruel as the Grave, Dragon's Lair, Prince of Darkness, Lionheart and A King's Ransom. She won the 2001 Career Achievement Award for Historical Mysteries from Romantic Times. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Sharon Kay Penman

Here Be Dragons (1985) 2,579 cópias
The Sunne in Splendour (1982) 2,389 cópias
When Christ and His Saints Slept (1994) 2,080 cópias
Falls the Shadow (1988) 1,522 cópias
The Reckoning (1991) 1,358 cópias
Time and Chance (2002) 1,327 cópias
The Queen's Man (1996) 1,296 cópias
Cruel as the Grave (1998) 998 cópias
Devil's Brood (2008) 952 cópias
Lionheart (2011) 902 cópias
Dragon's Lair (2003) 840 cópias
Prince of Darkness (2005) 675 cópias
A King's Ransom (2014) 474 cópias
The Land Beyond the Sea (2020) 210 cópias
A Queen in Exile 1 exemplar(es)
Justin de Quincy 1 exemplar(es)
Prokletý trůn (2000) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Dangerous Women (2013) — Contribuinte — 1,134 cópias
Dangerous Women 2 (2014) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Penman, Sharon Kay
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, VS
Local de falecimento
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
University of Texas, Austin (BA ∙ History)
Rutgers University (JD)
historical novelist
Molly Friedrich (Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency)
Mic Cheetham (Anthony Sheil Associates, Ltd.)
Pequena biografia
Sharon Kay Penman was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. She majored in history at the University of Texas at Austin, and received a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. She worked as a tax lawyer before becoming a writer. While still a student, she started to research and write her first novel, The Sunne in Splendour (1982), a fictional account of the life of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III of England. However, after the only copy of her manuscript was stolen from her car, she was devastated and gave up writing for several years. Eventually she was inspired to begin again, and 12 years later, while practicing law at the same time, had produced the 936-page novel. In the early 1980s, she began publishing the "Welsh Trilogy" of historical novels set in medieval Wales. It was followed by the "Plantagenet series," novels about the life of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1996, she published the first in a series of medieval mystery novels, The Queen's Man. It was named a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America.



Rest in Peace Sharon Kay Penman em Historical Fiction (Setembro 2021)
Chronological Sharon Kay Penman Books Challenge em Historical Fiction (Agosto 2021)
Sharon Kay Penman em Historical Fiction (Fevereiro 2017)
GROUP READ: Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman em 2013 Category Challenge (Novembro 2013)
GROUP READ: Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman em 2013 Category Challenge (Setembro 2013)
2013 GROUP READ Dicussion - When Christ and His Saints Slept em 2013 Category Challenge (Fevereiro 2013)


Loved this book, hated all the blasphemies.
tayadora1950 | outras 77 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
Read a quarter of the 900 small-print pages & gave up. Too many battles and repetive back & forth power struggles. A slog. Which is a shame because some of the characters were well done.
Abcdarian | outras 77 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Read almost 300 pages before tossing.
Abcdarian | outras 28 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman was both interesting and well-written. I found it particularly interesting as it deals with a time frame I'm not very familiar with as most histories, biographies, and novels I've favoured previously have covered the Tudor period.

Obviously reading it for the first time in 2024 changes how I came to it as a reader. The de-villianisation of Richard III has been going strong for a few years now, but I can imagine this would have been a very different and interesting take when first published.

In conclusion, my short, very reductive review of this book is that I did not expect to finish it having the hots for Richard III, but here I am.
… (mais)
73pctGeek | outras 77 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |



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