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."
From the Times Educational Supplement:
"Mawer writes the kind of historical fiction that convinces..."