Books by Kate Williams

THE EDGE OF THE FALL by Kate Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"Imbued with a sharp awareness of the devastating effects of war in any era, Williams' novel presents sympathetic characters who transcend history."
In the second installment of Williams' (The Storms of War, 2015, etc.) trilogy, the de Witt family struggles to find its place in post-World War I Europe. Read full book review >
YOUNG ELIZABETH by Kate Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A celebratory and entertaining royal biography."
Early-life biography of the queen, who "in one sense…is the twentieth century."Read full book review >
THE STORMS OF WAR by Kate Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A new perspective on an old war. Gripping, thoughtful, heartbreaking, and, above all, human."
Members of a wealthy British family with German roots meet with prejudice and hardship as World War I cuts its terrible swath through Europe. Read full book review >
AMBITION AND DESIRE by Kate Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An intelligent and entertaining biography of 'the Empress whom France never forgot.'"
A British historian's capable account of Josephine Bonaparte (1763-1814) and her tumultuous relationship with the celebrated French general and political leader Napoleon. Read full book review >
THE PLEASURES OF MEN by Kate Williams
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"At times the story is a pleasure to read, but not often enough to recommend."
A young lady of the privileged class becomes intrigued with a series of violent crimes in this thriller set in Victorian England. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"No fascinating new dish here, but a meat-and-potatoes biography. "
A pretty streetwalker from northern England becomes a painter's model, high-class courtesan and then mistress to Lord Nelson himself in this businesslike portrait of Emma Hamilton. Read full book review >