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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

 

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...

Finally... my paperback is on Amazon!

Just a quick blog to announce the appearance of Needing Napoleon as a paperback to purchase on Amazon. It has taken a while but it has...

Confronting the awkward truth

Hello all, having completed the third instalment of the Richard Davey Chronicles, I am currently writing a standalone novel about the...

Cover art for Serving Shaka

So I am trying to source images to go in the background of my front cover. In the foreground is the only known sketch from life made of...

Working on a sequel

I am now working with Nat and Rachael Ravenlock at www.thebooktypesetters.com on the cover of Serving Shaka, the sequel to Needing...

It's here... but delayed!

Just a brief post to share my excitement. I have just received copies of my book, Needing Napoleon. They look great. See my photo below....

What they wear matters

In my forthcoming novel Needing Napoleon there is a lot of period detail. Probably the most obvious element is clothing. Particularly...

The Battle of Waterloo

Today I want to mention a few books I used while researching the battle of Waterloo for my book Needing Napoleon which should be...

 

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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