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Musings of an historical fantasy novelist

I spend my time staring at my computer screen. So this is my way of reaching out to the people who I always have in the back of my mind. People like me, who love that moment when history collides with the power of the imagination.

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Reviews of
Needing Napoleon

 

Rescuing Richard

Finally, I have sent off the third instalment of The Richard Davey Chronicles to my publisher - James Essinger at The Conrad Press. He...

Radio appearance coming Sunday 19th June!

I’m delighted to have been asked back on the Carole Horton Show on Radio Skye and I’m really looking forward to chatting with Carole this...

The kindness of friends and strangers

Helen and I are just back from almost two weeks travelling around England. We met lots of people and got good use from our VW Campervan,...

Blog tour sounded so exciting but...

I was really looking forward to the boost a blog tour was going to give sales of Needing Napoleon and Serving Shaka next month. But...

One thing leads to another...

Recently, I became aware of Simon Riddell, a talented photographer obsessed by a very old technology. He has built himself a wet plate...

Publication day for Serving Shaka

The second book in my Richard Davey Chronicles was released in paperback on 25 April and is now available from most online booksellers....

Wonderful world of words

I have decided to add a page to my website for lovely words I stumble across. My hope is that we might smuggle some of them back into...

Covid can't stop me!

Just emerging from a bout of Covid, as is my 88 year old father. We are both fine and I am counting the positives in life. With regard to...

What are your favourite words?

One of the pleasures of writing a novel is taking the time to pick the perfect word. I rarely manage it and sometimes, I am just...

Historical Novel Society interview

The Historical Novel Society is an amazing organisation for any fan of historical fiction. I really enjoyed my recent interview with...

On the radio - my selection

When interviewed by Carole Horton on Radio Skye, she kindly asked me to pick some tracks. So what did I choose? Well, there has to be a...

Radio show catch up

Just a short blog about my appearance on Carole Horton's radio show on Radio Skye on Sunday 9th January. If you missed it and fancy a...

On the radio

Well, this will be a first for me. I am being interviewed on Radio Skye on Sunday 9 January at about 9.30am. The focus of the interview...

I've just discovered Goodreads

I may be preaching to the converted here, but I have just discovered the Goodreads website/app which is great for anyone who loves books,...

A big thank you and Merry Christmas!

I am so grateful to everyone who has bought a copy of Needing Napoleon. It is such a wonderful feeling to know the words I wrote are now...

 

My list on Shepherd.com

I have put together a choice of five books I think really help a reader get inside Napoleon's head. Originally, I have called the list Best Books for Getting Inside Napoleon's Head!

Shepherd. com is a great site that I really recommend to anyone who loves reading. It is a fresh approach to bringing together readers and authors.


Follow the link below to find out which books I have chosen and why.

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