The Bitter Cross

published by Sinclair-Stevenson in 1992

From Contemporary Review:

"... is a complex story of love and war during the religious upheavals of the sixteenth century... [the central character's] exploits are graphically described... unusually strong is the author's depiction of the inner conflicts felt between pacifist instincts and necessary warlike intervention by the Knights of Saint John... The novel is exciting and imaginative. Simon Mawer has vividly described his impressive characters and their exotic setting."
Betty Abel


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From the Times Educational Supplement:

"Mawer writes the kind of historical fiction that convinces..."
Brian Morton

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