The Admiral's Wife
I’m delighted to announce that The Admiral’s Wife has won three awards!!
The lives of two women living in Hong Kong more than a century apart are unexpectedly linked by forbidden love and financial scandal.
The Magical Tree: A Tate and Theo Adventure
Find out more about M.K. Tod’s first children’s novel
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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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