Malyn Bromfield has worked in education for many years, teaching history, English and religious education at secondary level. She has been fascinated by the Tudor period most of her life, and this has influenced her choice of subject for her first novel. She was placed in the first six in a BBC3 writing competition, End of Story, and further developed her writing skills through an Open University course. She lives in West Yorkshire.
Mayflowers for November (Endeavour Press, 2016)
Young Avis Grinnel, a young kitchen maid at Greenwich Palace, is astounded when one day she is summoned to court to become part of the household of Henry VIII’s Queen, Anne Boleyn. Anne has been told Avis is a 'little cunning wench who has the sight' and demands that Avis use her powers to divine the sex of Anne’s unborn child - a matter of supreme importance on which Anne's very life may depend.
This servant’s-eye view re-animates the familiar story of Anne Boleyn and the vividly-rendered details of Tudor court life, from the extravagant fashions of courtiers to the arduous daily tasks of cooks and flunkeys, are an added delight.