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Ariana Franklin
Ariana Franklin is the pen name of British writer Diana Norman. A former journalist, Norman has written several critically acclaimed biographies and historical novels. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her husband, the film critic Barry Norman. show more

Ariana Franklin is the pen name of British writer Diana Norman. A former journalist, Norman has written several critically acclaimed biographies and historical novels. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her husband, the film critic Barry Norman.
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Birth date: August 15, 1933
Died: January 27, 2011
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 7 years ago
As it turns out I couldn´t endure this book any longer (I´ve read 355 pages and after that I started skim reading). It´s Cambridge in the year 1171, a child has been murdered, other children have been abducted and the local Jews are being accused of the crimes. Since the Jews are important for the...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 8 years ago
What a fantastic book! I had this in the back of my bookshelf and just kept putting off reading it. Then my mystery book club picked this one to read and I finally made myself read it. I should have done that years ago. I loved the main character Adelia. The mystery itself was horrible. I just can't...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it 9 years ago
Set in medieval Cambridge, children keep turning up dead. The local Catholics begin to blame the local Jewish community and then the local law must lock up the Jews for their own safety. However, this is not a tenable situation that can last for long. King Henry II wants to continue to receive his J...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it 9 years ago
84. THE SIEGE WINTER, BY ARIANA FRANKLIN & SAMANTHA NORMANThis was recommended to my by a friend who is a big fan of Ariana Franklin. It was “started” by Ariana and “finished” by her daughter, Samantha. My friend told me she didn’t read this one, but she was sure it would be great. I’m afraid she wi...
Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it 9 years ago
9% in is rather early for me to DNF something but I realised something: There are so many better things to do than reading about the redemption-arc of a male character that is offset by him witnessing the rape of a female character. Like looking at pictures of kittens.
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