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Sophia Holloway

Sophia Holloway describes herself as a ‘wordsmith’ who is only really happy when writing. She read Modern History at Oxford and her factual book on the Royal Marines in the First World War, From Trench and Turret, was published in 2006. She also writes mediaeval murder mysteries under the pen name Sarah Hawkswood.
She is a member of the Historical Writers’ Association, the Historical Novel Society, and the Crime Writers' Association.

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Sophia takes her pen name from her paternal great-grandmother, who died in childbirth with her fourth child in 1904. She was only 34 years old. In a very small way this gives her a memorial.