Cynthia Haggard

About me

Born and raised in Surrey, England, CYNTHIA SALLY HAGGARD has lived in the United States for thirty years. She has had four careers: violinist, cognitive scientist, medical writer and novelist. Yes, she is related to H. Rider Haggard, the author of SHE and KING SOLOMONS’S MINES. (H. Rider Haggard was a younger brother of the author’s great-grandfather.) Cynthia Sally Haggard is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Maryland Book Publishers Association. She is currently at work on her next three novels.

From my website

THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Author Suzanne Collins mentions that the idea for THE HUNGER GAMES came from channel surfing between reality TV games and the Iraq war. While the reality game show element is really obvious, it seems to me that this whole series is a metaphor for the wars of the recent decade,…

THE KING’S CURSE by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory has done it again, found a compelling, forgotten woman, in the shape of Margaret, Countess of Salisbury, and woven a whole tale around this character. Margaret of Salisbury had an impeccable pedigree. She was the elder child of George, Duke of Clarence, brother to both Edward IV and…

A TRACE OF SMOKE by Rebecca Cantrell

A TRACE OF SMOKE is set in Berlin in 1931 and is the story of how a (fictional) lady journalist named Hannah Vogel defies Hitler’s best friend Ernst Roehm. What is so wonderful about this novel are the many details of life in 1930s Berlin, like this one of a…

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