Tracey Warr, Almodis the Peaceweaver

Meanda Books

Publication: 10 July 2023

Hardback | 978-1-7392700-4-9 |£22.00

Paperback | 978-1-7392700-5-6 | £13.99

Ebook | 978-1-7392700-6-3 | £5.00

Preorders for print books coming soon.

Almodis the Peaceweaver was shortlisted for the 2009 Impress Prize for New Writers, featured at the 2011 Rome Film Festival Book Initiative and awarded a Santander Research Grant. 

‘Almodis is feisty. She takes any situation by the scruff of the neck and shakes the best out of it that she can. Warr brings her off the page … I read the book over a couple of days when I really should have been doing something else.’ The Book Bag

Kidnapped, excommunicated, desired. Almodis de la Marche was ‘afflicted with a Godless female itch’, according to the monk chronicler William of Malmesbury. She was ‘radiant upon Earth’, according to her third husband, Ramon Berenger, count of Barcelona. But what were the motivations, triumphs and griefs behind her scandal? A novel based on the life of the real eleventh-century Almodis de la Marche, countess of Toulouse and Barcelona. 

At a time when a noblewoman’s purpose is to produce heirs, Almodis resolves to create her own dynasty. Almodis’ path to power and happiness is fraught. Intrigue, forbidden love and murder underpin this extraordinary story based on the life of a female lord whose descendants went on to rule in France, Spain and England.

Image shows first edition cover. New edition with new cover coming in July 2023.