New book publishing on May 6, 2021

My latest exploration into the history of 17th Century London is due out this May.

It is the exciting,and unexpected story of a young woman and the plot of land that came to determine her life. It is a history of inheritance, madness, forced marriages, religious conspiracy, court cases and urban planning.

In June 1701, a young widow, Mary Grosvenor wakes up in a hotel room in Paris and finds a man in her bed. Within hours they are married. Yet three weeks later, Mary fled to London and swore that she had…

Leo Hollis

The author of Inheritance, coming in May 2021, The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London, and Stones of London, and the bestseller, Cities are Good for You.

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