Praise for Katharine’s Tiernan’s recent novel, Cuthbert of Farne, based on the life of the North’s favourite saint.
Tiernan has a flair for psychological insight and an imagination that fills in the gaps in the historical record without ever doing violence to what is likely. She is also possessed of a vivid visual imagination, and an illuminator’s eye for small details. This is a highly pleasurable and intelligent piece of historical fiction.
Extract from a review by Fiona Hook in the Church Times 28th June 2019