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August 14, 2018 by Lydia Syson

Adshot pic - best?… you’ve reached the website of Lydia Syson, author of MR PEACOCK’S POSSESSIONS, the YA historical/political novels LIBERTY’S FIRETHAT BURNING SUMMER, A WORLD BETWEEN US, & the biography DOCTOR OF LOVE: DR JAMES GRAHAM AND HIS CELESTIAL BED, all critically acclaimed. Do visit Reviews to discover what other readers have thought of all these books, and scroll down from there to find out more about the history behind each of the novels. For those on larger screens, on which this website works much better, apologies for any repetition. You’ll find the latest blogpost just below.

Find out about school visits and other author events here

Buy MR PEACOCK’S POSSESSIONS here or here

Buy LIBERTY’S FIRE here

Buy THAT BURNING SUMMER here or here if you’re in the US

Buy A WORLD BETWEEN US here or the iBook edition with extra features (music, interactive maps, photographs, interviews with historians, archive materials and more) here at iTunes

Buy DOCTOR OF LOVE here

Or better still, ask your nearest independent bookshop for the books.

Photograph by Gianluca De Girolamo, Adshot, London.


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"An intelligent, beautifully written book about a dysfunctional family in a sinister paradise" THE TIMES (BOOK OF THE MONTH)

"Powerful, intense and beautiful" HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

"This tense, evocative, richly-imagined novel conjures the voices of a strange time and place, and makes them universal" EMMA DARWIN

"A wonderful book" CAROL DRINKWATER

"A fantastic historical fiction debut" THE BOOKSELLER

"Syson brings history alive" THE OBSERVER

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