2017 – a year in blog posts

At the beginning of every year I like to take a look back over the past 12 months of blog posts to see which ones have been most popular. I've blogged slightly more often than usual this year, so there were a total of 61 posts. I've been blogging for years with...

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New blog posts, new books, new website – so much to enjoy!

It's a Friday and I generally post on my blog on a Friday, but Christmas has disrupted the normal flow of things and I posted on Tuesday. Go and have a look at that. It’s got photos of fireworks and pretty pictures of snow. I have also blogged as a guest on three...

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New Year, New Books

A belated Happy New Year to everyone. New Year fireworks at Tignes I've had a few weeks away from my blog because I've been on holiday for Christmas and the New Year. We spent Christmas in Wales, arriving after the snow that would have cut us off had vanished, leaving...

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It’s that time again …

  With Christmas falling on a Monday this year, I think most people are going to be taking an extended break for the winter holidays. That means that this will be the last "proper" blog post of 2017 (if these ramblings constitute a "proper" blog post). I usually post...

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James Burke

People often ask where writers get their ideas from. In my case, they can come from almost anywhere but, because I write historical novels, my starting point is often a person or an incident that catches my eye in a work of non-fiction. I've been lucky in that I...

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Nice things said about my books

In my last blog post I reviewed a couple of historical fiction books by authors I enjoy. In this post, with the republication of my books drawing ever closer, I’m going to take the opportunity to mention some of the things that other reviewers have said about my...

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