The Admiral's Wife

My latest novel, The Admiral’s Wife, will soon be available for pre-order!

The lives of two women living in Hong Kong more than a century apart are unexpectedly linked by forbidden love and financial scandal.

Mary Tod

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I’m M.K. Tod – Mary actually – author of historical fiction, blogger at A Writer of History, wife to Ian, mother of two adult children, grandmother to two delightful boys, golfer, hiker, and occasional biker.

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What readers say...

"Beautifully layered and sensitively written, I would not hesitate to say this is one of the best World War I historical fiction novels."
"...an extremely moving novel that gripped me from the start."
"An author who can make a reader feel so deeply has incredible talent."
"Truly this is a beautifully crafted story, full of emotion, detail and history that will keep readers entranced for hours."

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