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Of Camels and Napoleon – Burke and The Bedouin

My guest today is Tom Williams When Deborah suggested I write about an object associated with Burke and the Bedouin...
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In praise of the omnivorous reader

I have always been a voracious reader. I read anything and everything, and don't care about genre as long as...
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The Silsden Hoard: West Yorkshire’s Mysterious Treasure

by Katherine Clements   One coin marks the first to go A second bodes the fall The third will seal...
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Fort Howe, protection during the American War of Independence.

I know I have many readers from Canada, so today  I welcome Diane Parkinson to share her research for her...
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Historical Fiction 10 Editing Tips: No 10 Feigning Accuracy

I've had a reader take me to task – rightly – over an incorrect detail of clothing worn by the...
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Riding with the gauchos – Burke in the Land of Silver

I'm delighted to welcome Tom Williams to my blog today, to tell us all about riding with the gauchos, and...
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The Dressmaker’s Secret – puts the history into historical romance

If you are after a well-written historical romance, then this could be the book for you. Set in Regency Italy and...
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Who remembers Shorthand?

Pepys wrote his famous diary in shorthand, and I wanted to try to get a feel for the way it...
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10 tips for Editing Historical Fiction – No 9 Change

Change. It sounds obvious, doesn't it, that in a novel things need to change; that to keep a reader interested...
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The Troubadour Quartet by Jean Gill #recommended #HistFic

  The first book Song at Dawn is set in the Narbonne in the 12th Century and is the story of Estela...
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The Ancient Secrets of Welsh Gold #history #Wales

Welcome to author Jean Gill to inspire us with the ancient secrets of Welsh gold. The Ancient Secrets of Welsh...
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Shopping with Elisabeth Pepys in Restoration London

  Through the diary of Samuel Pepys, we get a remarkable insight into the City of London in the seventeenth...
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Got Ghosts! – A Halloween haunted manor #history #ghosts

I'm delighted to welcome fellow Westmorland Writer and pal, Fiona Glass to tell us about her new book, 'Got Ghosts?'...
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Historical Fiction – Halloween winter reads #HistFic

The Dark Side of Magic Sunday morning, and outside there is what my mother used to call a 'mizzle', which...
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The writer who does not write his own book

Two things came to my notice this week. The first was an email from another writer. Please buy my book...
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Publication Day for Pleasing Mr Pepys – Read an extract!

Publication Day Pleasing Mr Pepys I’m delighted to announce that Pleasing Mr Pepys is out today with Accent Press. In...
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More than one way to tell a story – The Girl and the Glim

This week sees the launch of not just one, but two books in my family. First to launch this week...
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Carol McGrath’s ‘The Woman in the Shadows’ – Review

Carol McGrath’s new novel is a wonderful insight into the world of the Tudor merchant class. Elizabeth Williams, a widow...
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10 tips for Editing Historical Fiction no.8 ‘Suddenly’

It must be a month ago that I started thinking about writing a blog post on the difficulties of writing...
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This Deceitful light by Jemahl Evans #HistFic

Having read The Last Roundhead, I didn't think Jemahl Evans could produce a better book, but This Deceitful Light is...
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