Nottingham by Anna Burke

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Robyn Hood didn’t set out to rob the rich, but in Nottingham, nothing ever goes according to plan. . . .


This is Robyn Hood, the legendary heroic outlaw like you’ve never seen her before—bois with bows, transmen with quarterstaffs, noble ladies who love ladies, bisexual musicians, nonbinary outlaws & sapphic nuns.

After a fateful hunting accident sends her on the run from the law, Robyn finds herself deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest. All she really wants to do is provide for her family and stay out of trouble, but when the Sheriff of Nottingham levies the largest tax in the history of England, she’s forced to take matters into her own hands. Relying on the help of her merry band of misfits and the Sheriff’s intriguing—and off-limits—daughter, Marian, Robyn must find a way to pull off the biggest heist Sherwood has ever seen.

With both heart and freedom at stake, just how much will she risk to ensure the safety of the ones she loves?

What the critics are saying about Anna Burke:

“In Nottingham, Anna Burke has created a Sherwood Forest both familiar to readers of the classic tale and deftly, vividly reimagined for a queer audience. Burke’s prose is lush and detailed, her storytelling as fast-paced and thrilling as a damn good heist. Steadfast, clever, and deadly with a bow, Robyn had me captivated from the first page, and her achingly slow-burn romance with Marian left me breathless. In turn heartbreaking and heart-pounding, this lesbian retelling of Robin Hood and Maid Marian is the fairy tale I’ve always been waiting for.” —NINA VARELA, author of Crier’s War

“Ms. Burke is one to watch.” VELVET LOUNGER, The Lesbian Reading Room

“Burke’s writing is rich and textured.”CARLEEN SPRY, Frivolous Views

“Burke’s talent is boundless.” —VICTORIA THOMAS, The Lesbian Review

“Burke gives the story true beauty with her words. It becomes the story of two women who are completely different yet fall in love with each other and deal with the truth of their lives.” AMOS LASSEN

“Not only is Anna Burke in possession of a fine gift for writing in general but also add to that her sensitivity to writing fantasy fiction in which the main characters are women. Anna knows how to write LGBT stories in such a style that the gender factor is purely additive and not the sole reason for the story.” GRADY HARP, Amazon Hall of Fame & Top 50 Reviewer

Raised in Upstate New York, ANNA BURKE graduated from Smith College in 2012 with a B. A. in English Literature and Studio Art. She holds a certificate from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and was the inaugural recipient of the Sandra Moran Scholarship for the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy. She’s currently pursuing an MFA from Emerson College. This is Anna’s third novel, following on her spectacular debut novel, Compass Rose, and the breathtaking fairytale, Thorn.


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1 review for Nottingham by Anna Burke

  1. sandra.dorczok (verified owner)

    I’m a big Robin Hood Fan. This Version of the Story was a Great Alternative. Very thoughtfully told. The relationship between the 2 protagonists developes carefully and for me believable. And there are Lots of lovable side-Characters.

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