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Books and profile for Ariana Franklin

City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin

‘City of Shadows’ is the first novel that Diana Norman published under the penname Ariana Franklin. The novel is set in the 1920s and 1930s in Berlin. Esther Solomonova is a young Russian Jewish woman who escaped to Germany (as … Continue reading


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Diana Norman (Ariana Franklin) Profile and Books

Diana Norman was a British author who also wrote several of her novels using the penname Ariana Franklin. She was born in London in 1933 and moved to Devon during WWII to avoid the Blitz. Norman died in 2011. Her … Continue reading

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Winter Siege/ The Siege Winter by Ariana Franklin

‘Winter Siege/ The Siege Winter’ is Ariana Franklin’s (Diana Norman) final novel and was completed after her death by her daughter Samantha Norman. The novel tells the story of the terrible winter of 1141 in the middle of the battles … Continue reading

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