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Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (a 40th anniversary edition was published in May 2009), CROMWELL: OUR CHIEF OF MEN, KING CHARLES II and THE GUNPOWDER PLOT (CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger; St Louis Literary Award). She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, THE WEAKER VESSEL: WOMEN’S LOT IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENGLAND (Wolfson Award for History, 1984), THE WARRIOR QUEENS: BOADICEA’S CHARIOT, THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY (Franco-British Literary Prize 2001), which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola in 2006 and most recently LOVE AND LOUIS XIV: THE WOMEN IN THE LIFE OF THE SUN KING. She was awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000.

Antonia Fraser was made DBE in 2011 for her services to literature. Her most recent book is MUST YOU GO?, celebrating her life with Harold Pinter, who died on Christmas Eve 2008.  She lives in London.


Lisa Hilton interviews Lady Antonia Fraser for International Women’s Day

Lady Antonia Fraser has written extensively on the powerful women of our history. Here, Lisa Hilton interview her about the importance of these women for International Women’s Day.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Meet our Wonder Women!

Here at W&N, we are proud to publish works by a variety of inspirational women, from Malala Yousafzai to Jennifer Worth, to Antonia Fraser and Vera Brittain, and next week we will be showcasing their achievements with a program of online activity.

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A Jeune Fille in Publishing

In this extract taken from My History by Antonia Fraser, the bestselling author writes of her early days working for George Weidenfeld at the recently created Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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Congratulations to our Political Book Awards nominations

We are delighted that six W&N titles have been shortlisted for the Paddy Power Political Book Awards this year.

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A poem by Harold Pinter

What sound was that?

I turn away, into the shaking room.

What was that sound that came in on the dark?

What is this maze of light it leaves us in?

What is this stance we take, …

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