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Witchrise by Victoria Lamb – Historical Fiction Highlight

I have been interested in historical fiction for teenagers and young adults for quite a few years, and love to...
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Lies Told in Silence by MK Tod – Historical Highlight

    Just occasionally, I'll highlight a new release that deserves wider attention. This week it is Lies Told in...
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Strategos – Island in the Storm by Gordon Doherty

Friday, 26th August 1071. A date scorched into history. In the morning, Emperor Romanus Diogenes led his Byzantine armies to battle...
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Historical Fiction – Too Many Elizabeths

My latest novel in progress features a cast of real historical characters most of which have the real name 'Elizabeth.'...
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The #historical word origin of ‘Curfew’

As a novelist fascinated by the past, I love it when I come across words that are linked to interesting...
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India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr

I can’t imagine anyone writing historical fiction who doesn’t love history. What most people would consider tedious research is an...
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#LuckySeven – lines from my new novel

I was tagged by Barbara Kyle in a game where you have to reveal the seventh line of the seventh...
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No Quick Fix – The Inherent Complexity of a Good Novel

Recently I have noticed that there has been a tsunami of  'How to' writing guides published, and that these are...
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Throwing mud at a wall – my writer’s process

Charlotte Betts is another fan of the seventeenth century and writes fantastic award-winning romantic novels set in the Restoration period....
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Literature and Sisterly Love

My novel THE GILDED LILY is about the relationship between sisters - one pretty and one plain, when they run...
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Perfiditas by Alison Morton

In PERFIDITAS, Carina is settled six years into her new life in Roma Nova. She’s been kept busy in her...
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My main character – Lady Katherine Fanshawe

This post is part of a game begun by Debra Brown and passed to me by Sue Millard who lives relatively near me in...
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The Ming Storytellers by Laura Rahme

  The initial spark for The Ming Storytellers, was an intense curiosity for China’s Ming Dynasty. It came in 2006,...
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Winter Fire by Kathy Fischer-Brown

Among the literature of seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century America, “captive narratives” were an extremely popular and sensational genre depicting...
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Powerful drama of a King’s Execution – The Crimson Ribbon

  Blurb: Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, The Crimson Ribbon is the mesmerising story of two women's...
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The Home of 1609

  In A Divided Inheritance, Elspet Leviston stands to lose her family’s house and business to a cousin she never knew...
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Ring of Stone by Diane Scott Lewis

A decade ago, when researching my first novel, I traveled to Cornwall, England. After reading so many books on the...
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The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau – historical fiction highlight

Occasionally I will highlight books that I think readers of Royalty Free Fiction might enjoy. Nancy Bilyeau's tudor series with...
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DJ Niko explains why the Ancient World matters today

I am delighted to welcome D J Niko to give us her thoughts on why the Ancient World matters. Scroll...
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The Tenth Saint by D J Niko

Welcome to readers on DJ Niko's blog tour for The Tenth Saint. I was lucky enough to have this book...
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