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A Cruel Necessity by L C Tyler

  'A Cruel Necessity' by L C Tyler is unique - crime fiction set during Cromwell's rule after the English...
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The Apothecary’s Widow – Diane Scott Lewis

  A Lady’s Murder in Eighteenth Century Cornwall When I attended the Historical Novel Society Conference in San Diego, one...
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Nursing in the 1940’s and 50’s – Fetch Nurse Connie

I am thrilled to welcome Jean Fullerton to my blog today, to chat about her latest book and the way...
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Dare Devils: Seventeenth Century Highwaymen

Though legends of highwaymen are many, there is only one featuring a woman – Lady Katherine Fanshawe. Shadow on the Highway is...
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Mary Beale – 17th Century torch bearer for women artists

'Unlike other painters of that era, she tried to understand her sitters, rather than glorifying them. She didn't claim to...
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Award-winning writer Charlotte Betts reveals her favourite English chateau

  I have just finished Charlotte Betts's latest novel, Chateau on the Lake, which is yet another gripping romance from...
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Red Rose, White Rose – Joanna Hickson researches Cecily Neville

My article on Red Rose White Rose by Joanna Hickson - Queen of the Castle. is featured in the Historical Novel...
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Stolen by Sheila Dalton

Stolen came about after two trips: one to Devon, England, and one to Morocco. The book is dedicated to my...
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Learning and Leisure – the disappearance of Night School

In the old days people went to 'Night School' to learn a new skill, like a language, or carpentry, or...
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This Rough Ocean by Ann Swinfen

      Flood and This Rough Ocean Two Families in the 1640s I have written two novels set in...
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Page-turning fiction – can it be memorable?

I've just finished a book I've been working on for about eighteen months, and now I am catching up with...
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Legionary; The Scourge of Thracia by Gordon Doherty

    In late 377 AD, the Roman Diocese of Thracia (roughly modern-day Bulgaria) was in turmoil, still reeling from...
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The historic house locations for Wolf Hall

A copy of my National Trust Magazine arrived yesterday and there is an article which details the locations used in...
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Legionary: Gods and Emperors by Gordon Doherty

    Godron Doherty describes how the Battle of Adrianople inspired the latest in his Legionary Series.  The clash of...
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Saga Lover’s Christmas Stocking – two books to hit the spot

I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Freda Lightfoot's new book, The Amber Keeper, and dived straight in...
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A Cruel Necessity by L.C.Tyler

Historical Fiction Highlight Just occasionally I highlight something new on the blog which I think looks particularly exciting. I'm a...
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Hand of Fire by Judith Starkston

I started Hand of Fire in order to answer a question that had bothered me for a long time. For...
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Past Encounters by Davina Blake

If you were born in the 1950's as I was, you will no doubt remember wartime stories passed down to...
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The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar – Kim Rendfeld

  Sometimes, what the primary sources don’t say attracts my attention. In researching my first novel, The Cross and the...
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The Intended by Sten Eirik

  When King Gustav was a boy, all his French tutors were dismissed and taken away. New ones were appointed,...
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