Independent publisher Robert Hale launched a brand new imprint, Buried River Press, at the London Book Fair last week, with a promise “to select and produce paperbacks to entice, intrigue and delight those readers with an appetite for superb stories”.
Named for The Fleet, the largest of London’s historic subterranean rivers, Buried River Press will publish seven novels in 2014, and three in particular have piqued our interest.
Cicely’s King Richard (published 31st May) will be the first in a trilogy of sexy historical fiction by Sandra Heath Wilson, which features Cicely Plantagenet, the second daughter of the white queen, Elizabeth Woodville. (The second and third of the trilogy are out in July and September respectively). The books showcase the eternal hazards of being bewitched by a lover and succumbing to lust, whilst presenting an illuminating portrait of an intuitive young woman, entangled in a life of politics and perilous hierarchy.