Books by Margaret George

Margaret George is the author of the bestselling Autobiography of Henry VIII; Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles; The Memoirs of Cleopatra; and Mary, Called Magdalene.


ELIZABETH I by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Historically sound, but without the sympathetic spark of the best historical fiction."
Overly busy novel of life inside the Virgin Queen's court—and mind. Read full book review >
HELEN OF TROY by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"An Olympian effort, worthy of shelving alongside Renault and Graves."
A spirited appendix to one of literature's greatest stories, in which the face that launched a thousand ships is supplied with a brain and a voice to match her legendary beauty. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

Inspired by a true incident, this fact-laced, handsomely illustrated episode follows a young pet tortoise as she lumbers into a wide but rarely threatening world. Read full book review >

MARY, CALLED MAGDALENE by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2002

"Engaging and intelligent fiction that celebrates one of Christianity's great women."
George (Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, 1992, etc.) again brings a historical figure to life, this time in a low-key but persuasively feminist take on the early disciple who found Christ's empty tomb. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 1997

More historical tonnage by the author of Mary Queen of Scots and the Isles (1992), etc. Again, George highlights the dangerous vagaries of love and lust in the career of one born to the purple. Here, politics and empire-building by the fabled Egyptian queen (69 B.C.30 B.C.) simmer on the back burner while Cleopatra is engulfed by two mighty lovers: Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Read full book review >

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTLAND AND THE ISLES by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

By the author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII (1986), another vast involvement with a legendary royal. Read full book review >