The year is 1586, and Mary Stuart is sitting in an English prison cell at the end of her life, stitching her tapestries, haunted by the ghosts of her past - only she can tell the true version of events, whilst quietly stitching her braid and entertaining the apparitions which visit her.
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Alex Nye is an award-winning children's author. She grew up in Norfolk by the sea, but has lived in Scotland since 1995 where she finds much of her inspiration in Scottish history. At the age of 16 she won the W H Smith Young Writers' Award out of 33,000 entrants, and has been writing ever since. Her first children's novel, CHILL, won the Scottish Children's Book of the Year Award. She likes to spend her time walking her dog, swimming, scribbling in notebooks, and tapping away on her laptop. She also teaches and delivers workshops on creative writing/ghost stories/Scottish history. She graduated from King's College, London more years ago than she cares to admit.For My Sins is Alex's first historical novel for adults.