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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

 

Back from a Tour of England

I have just got back home to Skye after a tour down south. First, I headed for Coventry to see my father before heading to Ascot for a...

Just back from Durham

I am just back from my first writers' conference - the Historical Novel Society Annual Conference which took place in Durham earlier this...

The kind of review I dreamed of...

Just wanted to share this great review by Kimberly Richardson who owns the Viridian Tea Company and posts book reviews on her YouTube...

Fantastic Arthurian series by Fil Reid

Today, I want to feature a fellow historical novelist - Fil Reid – Author – Historical Romance Writer. If you like a bit of romance in...

Latest review for Needing Napoleon

Delighted to see a review for Needing Napoleon on www.discoveringdiamonds.blogspot.com This is a great site which audits books before...

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...

 

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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