Katharine McMahon

Paperback Release

22 August 2019

The Hour of Separation

“Intense and emotional, The Hour of Separation takes us deep into the shadows cast by violence and conflict. Terrific.”

-Elizabeth Buchan

-”An epic yet heartbreakingly intimate novel of conflict and betrayal, and of the pain of lost love.”

- Kate Mosse -


Katharine’s emerging theme, through ten novels, is women and their historical struggle to find a voice.  She has gained inspiration from astonishing women ranging from Mary Ward, whose family was intimately entwined with the Gunpowder Plot, to Carrie Morrison, the first woman to qualify as a solicitor.  In her latest book she explores what it means to be a heroine, and the conflict between domestic duty, love and vocation.

Browse this website to discover the women behind the fiction.



                                                                             Katharine talks to poet Julia Copus about The Crimson Rooms:  


BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour   The Woman In The Picture   8 July 2014