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Ailenor of Provence and Queenship by Carol McGrath #medieval

I'm delighted to welcome historian and novelist Carol McGrath to my blog today, to tell us about the concept of...
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The String’s the Thing – Manet and fashion by Drema Drudge #art #historicalfiction

I'm delighted to welcome Drema Drudge to my blog today to talk about Manet's models and their clothing, which feature...
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Review: The Bleak Midwinter by L C Tyler

The fifth John Grey historical mystery 1668. John Grey is now a Justice of the Peace and lives in the...
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A Place in the World by Amy Maroney – review

This is the last in the series and I'm sad to see it end. I thoroughly enjoyed this dual time-line...
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17th Century Witchcraft by L C Tyler

Accusations In 1664, in Bury St Edmunds, the judge Sir Matthew Hale* - great lawyer but ‘as gullible as the...
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Spotlight on Tony Riches’ new novel ‘Katherine – Tudor Duchess’

  Attractive, wealthy and influential, Katherine Willoughby is one of the most unusual ladies of the Tudor court. A favourite...
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New Release! Silent Water by P K Adams – the Cracow Royal Court

My new historical mystery Silent Water is a personal project in a way that my other writing has not been....
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July’s Recommended Historical Fiction

Now my next two novels are with their publishers I've had more time for reading, and so here are two...
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Severed Knot : Ingenio – Sugar in 17th Century Barbados

Congratulations to Cryssa Bazos on the release of her romantic thriller, Severed Knot. The novel is set mostly on a...
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Recent reads and reviews of Historical Fiction

The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale by David Ebsworth 'For is that not the secret of life? To keep...
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The appeal of the 17th Century to a novelist by Jemahl Evans

Today I'm pleased to welcome Jemahl Evans  to my blog to tell us why he's chosen to write three novels...
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The Fascinating Facts about Smugglers by @HelenHollick

I'm delighted to welcome Helen Hollick to the blog today to tell us a little about her new book. Helen...
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Building Blocks of Historical Fiction – no.1 Balance

  Each historical novel is different, and each requires attention to the balance of the book, depending on whether it...
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How a cemetery in Bodmin, Cornwall inspired the idea for a Time Travel novel

I'm delighted to introduce Diane Scott Lewis to talk about her new book, Beyond the Fall, and the visit that...
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The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

The Blue is a novel which wears its research lightly and moves at a cracking pace. Genevieve Planche is a...
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The East India Company – The Palace of Lost Dreams

I'm delighted to welcome historical novelist Charlotte Betts today, to tell us the history of the East India Company. My...
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Secrets of Historical Fiction versus Non-Fiction by Annie Whitehead

I'm delighted to welcome Annie Whitehead to my blog today. Annie is both a historical novelist and a historian, and...
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Shades of Historical Fiction – finding the right tone

The website Writers Write gives us 155 words to describe a writer's tone.  There are probably many more than this,...
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Author update Summer 2018

My blog has been somewhat neglected for the last couple of months because I have become involved in two exciting...
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Historical Fiction – The Ending is in the Beginning

How many of you have found a book has been ruined by its ending? Me too. Turns out that in...
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