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Tony Riches
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Tony Riches was born in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, and spent part of his childhood in Kenya. He gained a BA degree in Psychology and an MBA from Cardiff University and worked as a Management Consultant, followed by senior roles in the Welsh NHS and Local Government. After writing several... show more
Tony Riches was born in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, and spent part of his childhood in Kenya. He gained a BA degree in Psychology and an MBA from Cardiff University and worked as a Management Consultant, followed by senior roles in the Welsh NHS and Local Government.

After writing several successful non-fiction books, Tony decided to turn to novel writing and wrote 'Queen Sacrifice', set in 10th century Wales, followed by 'The Shell', a thriller set in present day Kenya. His real interest is in the history of the fifteenth century, and now his focus is on writing historical fiction about the lives of key figures of the period.

His novels 'Warwick ~ The Man Behind the Wars of the Roses' and 'The Secret Diary of Eleanor Cobham' have both become Amazon best sellers. He is now working on The Tudor Trilogy, book one of which is about Owen Tudor, the Welsh servant who married Queen Catherine of Valois and founded the Tudor Dynasty.

Today Tony has returned to Pembrokeshire, an area full of inspiration for his writing, where he lives with his wife. In his spare time he enjoys sailing and sea kayaking. Visit Tony online at www.tonyriches.co.uk, Tony Riches Author on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @tonyriches.
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 3 months ago
I never got around to doing this at the end of February, so what the heck ... I might as well include the first two weeks of March, since that month is half over at this point already, too. But then, February was such a universal suck-fest in RL that I didn't even make it here for the better part o...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
Katherine Willoughby is the daughter of Maria de Salinas, one of Queen Catherine of Aragon's ladies-in-waiting. Katherine's father dies when she is young and Katherine is taken in as a ward of Sir Charles Brandon, brother-in-law to King Henry VIII. Katherine grows up alongside his children and b...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
After the Welsh revolt of Owain Glynd┼Ár, Owen Tudor is taken into the English Court as a servant. He soon finds himself appointed as Keeper of the Wardrobe to the newly widowed Queen Catherine of Valois. In his position, Owen finds himself close to the lonely Queen as he runs the ins and outs of...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
I have read several other novels by Tony Riches, including the first in this series, Owen, so I knew what to expect in terms of writing style. Riches creates his stories the way I like to see historical fiction written, by researching his topic thoroughly and then creatively filling in the gaps. I p...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 5 years ago
May include spoilers for those not familiar with the history of Owen Tudor.I enjoyed this look at the man who made the Tudor dynasty a possibility: Owen Tudor. Though he could have lived his life in relative obscurity, he took the bold step of marrying widowed queen Catherine of Valois. This book is...
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