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A Phoenix Rising is Vivienne Brereton’s début novel and the first in a series of Tudor historical romance books entitled The House of the Red Duke.
 

Set against the backdrop of the extraordinary 1520 ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’, it’s a tale of ambition, love and intrigue, with Thomas Howard at the centre. After a calamitous period of disgrace, the Howards renowned for their good looks and charm, are riding high again at the court of Henry VIII. On either side of the Narrow Sea, four young lives are interwoven. Explosive family secrets are concealed behind the ancient walls of castles in three lands….

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Vivienne Brereton has a degree in medieval history and a lifelong passion for the Tudors. For her research, she visited most of the places in the book, using it as an opportunity to step back in time. Vivienne Brereton has a degree in medieval history and a lifelong passion for the Tudors. For her research, she visited most of the places in the book, using it as an opportunity to step back in time.