Blog tour: Lying with Lions

Welcome to the blog tour for Lying with Lions by Annabel Fieldig!

More about the book…

Edwardian England. Agnes Ashford knows that her duty is threefold: she needs to work on cataloguing the archive of the titled Bryant family, she needs to keep the wounds of her past tightly under wraps, and she needs to be quietly grateful to her employers for taking her up in her hour of need. However, a dark secret she uncovers due to her work thrusts her into the Bryants’ brilliant orbit - and into the clutch of their ambitions.

They are prepared to take the new century head-on and fight for their preeminent position and political survival tooth and nail - and not just to the first blood. With a mix of loyalty, competence, and well-judged silence Agnes rises to the position of a right-hand woman to the family matriarch - the cunning and glamorous Lady Helen. But Lady Helen's plans to hold on to power through her son are as bold as they are cynical, and one day Agnes is going to face an impossible choice...

More about the author…

Annabel Fielding, having graduated from the University of Arts London with an MA in Public Relations, is a PR assistant by day and a novelist by night. Being a self-professed history geek, she dedicates her free time to obscure biographies, solo travel and tea. She also posts a mix of book reviews and history posts on her blog at She can also be followed on Twitter as @DearestAnnabel.

My impressions…

I must admit that I was drawn to this book because of the LGBTQIA tag displayed on Netgalley. In that regard I was a little disappointed. Yes, there is an element that justifies the tag but not in the way I expected. Expectations apart, however, I did enjoy the book and, not knowing much about Edwardian England, I feel like I have learnt something as it’s clear that this novel was very well researched.

Three words to describe it. Historical. Intriguing. Evocative.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it is very elegant and well suited to this novel.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, but I’ve read the synopsis of her debut novel and I am most definitely intrigued.


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