Waiting For Elizabeth

Ireland 1565.
‘Old English’ Thomas Butler, Earl of Ormond, a known as “Black Tom” is waiting for his Queen, Elizabeth. She is rumoured to be the mother of one of Tom’s 12 illegitimate children. And she has promised to visit Ireland. Black Tom builds a manor house for Elizabeth at Carraigh on the River Suir, and there he waits for her. A very real picture of love and hate in Tudor Ireland. More

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About Joan Rosier-Jones

Joan Rosier-Jones lives in Wanganui, New Zealand, but she loves to travel, particularly to Ireland where her partner was born and raised. They came across Carraigh castle and manor house on one visit and the story of Black Tom Butler waiting for Elizabeth to visit him in Ireland haunted her. On a second visit she started research for this novel. She has long been active in the politics of being a writer and is a past National President of the New Zealand Society of Authors.

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