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The Agincourt King – welcoming Mercedes Rochelle and Henry V to my blog

Today, I am happy to be one of the hosts on The Coffee Pot Book Club blog tour for The Agincourt King by Mercedes Rochelle. I have previously read several of Ms Rochelle’s books, most of them set in the years round the Norman Conquest but have as yet not got round to deep-diving into […]

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Just another mother – homage to a woman without whom I wouldn’t exist

Some years ago, I got a very official looking letter from a lawyer in a small town in Sweden. I had no business in said town, had at most driven through it, so I was rather curious as to what the letter might contain. Very formally, the letter informed me that I was a potential

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Meet Jesamiah Acorne, pirate extraordinaire!

Those who follow my blog have encountered Jesamiah several times. Like here or here. One could almost think I have a thing for Helen Hollick’s adorable rogue Jesamiah – and yup, I do. But I also have a soft spot for all the other wonderful characters that flit through the pages of the Sea Witch

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Living in the age of tech – or fighting the digital windmills of laptop upgrades

Last week, I undertook one of the few challenges I dread: I migrated from one laptop to the other. Now, all those Apple users out there will probably leap forward to tell me it is easy-peasy with a Mac, but I am not an Apple person. I am an android/Windows person. Mostly, I am happy

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Yet another Tudor lady – Tony Riches has a new book out!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I am not necessarily a Tudor era fan. But there are some writers who do a great job stepping out of teh stereotyping of the era (and in particular I am pretty sick of stories featuring Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn) and instead breathe life into some

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Of vice and female impersonation – meet Ernst, victim or perpetrator?

IToday, I’d like you to meet Ernst Algot Frank. At the age of seventeen, he was arrested in Malmö as part of a major razzia against men who “indulged in immoral practices”. Ernst Frank and various other men were arrested on a square that “everyone” knew was used for casual hook-ups, seeing as it was

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All limelight on The Fortune Keeper and Deborah Swift!

The first book I read by Deborah Swift was The Gilded Lily, set in the 17th century. We bonded over that period, Deborah and I, when we met back in 2010, but since then, she has moved on to write books in various eras, as have I. Deborah has, among other things, penned an excellent

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The Lost Women of Mill Street – welcoming Kinley Bryan and her latest release!

Today, I am happy to welcome Kinley Bryan to my blog, as part of her Coffee Pot Book Club blog tour. I am also happy to have signed up for a review, as The Lost Women of Mill Street was a very enjoyable read. Find my review further down! Blurb: 1864: As Sherman’s army marches

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When a foul deed triggers the memory of another foul deed – or hello to Helen Hollick and her latest book!

The first time I met Helen Hollick was fourteen years ago. She was sitting at a table promoting her historical books at a conference, and I was the bright-eyed newbie, there to tote my as yet unpublished book, A Rip in the Veil. At the time, this my first ever opus for publication was on

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From princess to queen to countess – meet Richeza

Today, dear peeps, we are going back to medieval times and to one of my favourite locations, Castile. Now, Castile in medieval times was a pretty harsh place, a country constantly at war against the Moors in a  determined effort to oust the infidel from the Iberian peninsula. The kings of Castile were mostly out

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