Jodi Taylor’s Just One Damned Thing After Another

Historians + time travel = happpppppyyyyyyy Pip This book really is a silly, raucous and a tremendously entertaining adventure. I love history and so the idea of time travelling historians going on adventures and saving the day really is always going to win with me! Facebook advertising…really? It turns out, Facebook advertising works. You see,Continue reading “Jodi Taylor’s Just One Damned Thing After Another”

A Very Short Introduction to World War I by Michael Howard

I just can’t recommend this book enough if you want an overview of World War I. And I just can’t recommend it enough if you don’t, because what I’ve learned from reading it, is that we should always remember.

Things to do in 18th century Bath

It amazes me that sometimes, in my internet wanderings, when I am trying to find little nuggets of fact amidst the fog of the past that might embroider my novels with authentic detail, Google presents me with nothing exact. I mean, it’s rather obvious that Google and Wikipedia and all other random, non-authoratitive sources, mightContinue reading “Things to do in 18th century Bath”

Taking a break in Canterbury

I bought one of those worlds at the King’s English bookshop, a particularly crooked house, in Canterbury. I collect older Georgette Heyer’s and added The Conquerer to my collection on my trip. The 17th century house is also known as Sir John Boys House and is reputedly mentioned in the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell – The things I liked

I never recommend people to read books for the sake of it. You have to want to read the book and enjoy the genre. If you like romances, enjoy history and enjoy classics and haven’t yet read North and South then I would recommend it.

A Regency Heroine: Letty Burton

 ‘Determined, strong, good; a woman of indomitable spirit.’ Yep. That’s me. What a great description. Wait, wait, wait; woah, woah woah! I think…I THINK I may have gotten that wrong. Yes, in fact, I’m sure. You see, when I write (which is whenever I get the chance), I tend to write my heroines as theContinue reading “A Regency Heroine: Letty Burton”

SEX SELLS – So Do Books….

No, I’m not going to tell you how to write a good sex scene. But I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks and as it is a rather controverisal subject I kept my twitching typing fingers at bay. Now however, I feel ready to talk about it….Sex that is…..Well, Sex inContinue reading “SEX SELLS – So Do Books….”

Rifles, Honour and, ah yes, a Couple of Wenches!

So, researching history (and I use the term as loosely as verbally possible) is SUCH FUN! Well it is when you get to look at Sean Bean in Sharpe. He’s a real life version of these guys: Be all heroic, gruffly chivalrous and mmmm…. Of course, I do have to turn my head sideways andContinue reading “Rifles, Honour and, ah yes, a Couple of Wenches!”