Category Archives: Tudors

Four years ago today…..

Four years ago today I self-published my novel, A Love Most Dangerous.   It was an unusual venture for me who had, up until then, written books about the Norman Conquest, the Crusades and the adventures of the Artful Dodger. … Continue reading

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Alice and the King #HistNov #SampleSunday

Susan Dunster and Mary Zouche were already in the dining room when we arrived. ‘Are you hungry?’ I asked with an attempt to sound stern at the fact that they had entered before me. ‘Starving hungry,’ Susan said, not noticing … Continue reading

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Alice Petherton. The opening of the next novel. #histnov #writing

Here is the opening of my new Alice Petherton novel.   ‘For goodness sake stop that awful caterwauling,’ I said. Sissy looked up at me in alarm. ‘I was only humming, Alice. It was a little song.’ ‘Well it’s a … Continue reading

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A Love Most Dangerous

Early in April 2013 I sat at the computer wondering what to write. I had just finished the first draft of ‘Blood of Ironside’ and put it away for a rest before I started on the second draft. I thought … Continue reading

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A Most Dangerous Love. #histnov #SampleSunday

Here’s the opening of my new novel which should be published within the month.  I could say more but I’ll let the protagonist speak for herself. To be a servant at the court of King Henry is to live with … Continue reading

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Queen Jane is Dead. #HistNov

It was on the 24th October that Henry VIII’s third queen, Jane Seymour died having just given him the male heir he was so desperate for. Here is an extract from my work in progress showing how Alice Petherton hears … Continue reading

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May Day. Alice Petherton #SampleSunday #Histnov

Here is a second extract from my new novel. It concerns the adventures of a young maid of honour at the court of Henry VIII. I woke early in the morning to see the sun kissing the hills to the … Continue reading

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