The Eagle and the Swan Readers Club is now open for sign-up.  By joining our Readers Club, you will get exclusive free previews of the first four parts of the story prior to the launch of the full publication.

In addition to accessing free previews, you will be invited to join discussion forums on The Eagle and the Swan website. For each instalment, a series of questions will welcome conversation and debate concerning the historical themes and contemporary social issues that are brought up in the story. Carol Strickland, the author, will then address the debate herself.

Not signed up for the Readers Club yet?  Join today to get your free eBook and become part of a vibrant community of readers by following these instructions:

  • Go to
  • Click on the ‘Add to Library’ button next to the Part One cover. This will take you to Erudition’s site.
  • Complete the registration for an Erudition account (please note that you do not need to use Facebook to log-in but it is a quicker way of setting up an account if you are comfortable doing so).
  • Accept the terms and conditions and click “Add to library”.
  • You will then receive an email confirming your registration and with links to access the publication.  You will also be able to log-in and access it via the user library (this can also be accessed by logging in via
  • When in your user library, click “Read” to view the publication via our web based reading application on PC / Mac and the iPad (more information on how the web-based reading system works is available here).

You can also download offline copies of the publication for viewing on Amazon Kindle devices, the iBook store and other devices compatible with the ePub specification (e.g. Sony Reader, Kobo, Nook).  More information on how to accessed downloadable copies is available here.