‘Burke and the Pimpernel Affair’ publishes today

‘Burke and the Pimpernel Affair’ publishes today

Burke and the Pimpernel Affair is officially published today. It’s only on Kindle at the moment – the paperback edition has been delayed by (yes, you guessed it) covid. It should be along very soon though. Anyway, nice as it is to see people reading physical copies of...

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Return of the Tuesday Book Review

With Burke and the Pimpernel Affair coming out on Friday, my blog is a bit occupied with the adventures of my Napoleonic spy at the moment. That should mean waiting a few weeks for my review of Lucky Jack. I don't want to hang about, though, as Lucky Jack is a...

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Burke and the Pimpernel Affair

Burke and the Pimpernel Affair was finished at the end of last summer, but I was re-publishing the John Williamson Papers and I wanted these to have a clear run without trying to promote a new Burke book at the same time. After that we were coming into the...

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Season’s Greetings!

Next Friday (when my blog post would usually come out) will be Christmas Eve. What do you mean, you knew that already? It snuck up on me so fast I can hardly believe it. That's the trouble with retailers starting the run-up to Christmas in October – I just blank it...

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Books for Christmas

Last week I posted here to say that books make excellent Christmas presents. I'm not about to start recommending a list of books for Christmas, but by pure coincidence I have a couple of reviews that I need to post, so I'm going to put these up here and if the books...

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It’s that time of year again …

We somehow made it into December without my mentioning the dreadful C-word. Do I get a prize? Anyway, we can't put it off any longer so here is my annual reminder that books make ideal Christmas presents. Amazon has now introduced the option to send Kindle books as a...

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Do historical novels exist?

Another historical novelist was asking recently what historical novelists could do to market their genre. I'm not sure it's entirely the right question. Is there really a genre of historical novels? I keep reading that historical novels are madly popular right now....

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Back Home

Back Home

Back Home is available on Kindle from tomorrow, 27 November. It Is the last of the three books in which John Williamson tells of his adventures since he left his home in Devon. Now, after his time in Borneo and the horrors of the Indian Mutiny, he has returned to...

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The John Williamson Papers – completing the trilogy

The John Williamson Papers – completing the trilogy

It's time! I'm republishing Back Home on 27 November. What's it all about? Back Home completes the trilogy of books narrated by John Williamson. In The White Rajah he leaves his home in Devon and takes up life as a sailor, eventually ending up in Borneo with the...

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