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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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Needing Napoleon

 

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,...

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...

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...

Research isn't always dull!

As my book, Needing Napoleon is currently being printed, I thought I should acknowledge some of the sources I used in writing it. As a...

Where do characters come from?

The main character in my novel Needing Napoleon could easily be mistaken for me at first glance. After all, he is a teacher of history...

Inspiration - The Hundred Days

So, I left off writing about what inspired me to write a novel about Napoleon with him safely in exile on Elba. A generous prison for the...

Inspiration continued (if you are lucky)

So, last time I started trying to explain what inspired me to write the book. I covered Napoleon's rise from obscurity on the fringes of...

Inspiration - where does it come from?

So, here we go. Where did I get my ideas for my first novel? Well, there is a clue in the title Needing Napoleon (even if my prospective...

 

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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