Sarah Gristwood is author of 'Arbella' (Transworld GBP20 hardback Feb. 2003, GBP9.99 paperback Feb. 2004) and 'Elizabeth and Leicester' (Transworld GBP20 hardback Feb. 2007, GBP8.99 paperback Feb. 2008). This is her first novel.
'Entrancing, compelling, and beautifully written. The Girl in the Mirror is a fabulous novel, bursting with integrity and authenticity, vividly evoking the court of Elizabeth I, with wonderful period detail. I feel I know the characters, and was mesmerised by their story. This is the historical novel as literary fiction - and damned good literary fiction at that.' Alison Weir, Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Captive Queen Praise for 'Elizabeth and Leicester' 'This has to be the last word on that much-discussed (then and now) relationship between the Virgin Queen and her favourite, Robert Dudley...It's gripping' Guardian