A response to Peterloo: Shelly’s The Masque of Anarchy

Reporting and personal correspondence about the events of 16th August 1819 in Manchester led Percy Bysshe Shelley to write the poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” which some have called “the greatest Continue ReadingA response to Peterloo: Shelly’s The Masque of Anarchy

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Tolstoy: How history differs, for historians and for artists

From “A Few Words Apropos of the Book War and Peace” (1868) (5) The divergence between my description of historical events and the accounts of historians. It is not accidental, Continue ReadingTolstoy: How history differs, for historians and for artists

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Now in audio – The Spanish Patriot

My new historical The Spanish Patriot is now available as an audiobook–and it sounds wonderful! Narrator Derek Perkins had quite the challenge, with a tricky point of view as well as characters Continue ReadingNow in audio – The Spanish Patriot

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Cover Reveal: The Spanish Patriot

It’s a wraparound cover! Spinning effect is courtesy of the video editor in the family ;-). THE SPANISH PATRIOT releases 1 September 2015.

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Now in Print

The new trade paperback of AN UNTITLED LADY is available today on Createspace, Amazon US, Amazon UK, and elsewhere. The cover looks lovely, the page layout is gorgeous, and the book feels Continue ReadingNow in Print

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Help me choose my next book’s cover

*** UPDATE: Thanks for all your votes, and especially your comments. See which design won on the book page for The Spanish Patriot. *** I need your help! Which of these covers would make Continue ReadingHelp me choose my next book’s cover

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An Untitled Lady cover reveal

Releasing this Tuesday, March 3, exclusively on Amazon. Audiobook available via Amazon/Audible.  

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Happy Birthday Evernight Publishing

Update: Contests are closed. Congratulations to Elizabeth! She’s won a gift certificate to Evernight toward any books she likes. See the grand-prize winners over at Evernight’s blog. Thanks for reading  Roll Continue ReadingHappy Birthday Evernight Publishing

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Catch my post on Peterloo over at Musa

A wreath in remembrance of Peterloo, 16 Aug 1819, laid on 16 Aug 2010 beneath the commemorative plaque in Manchester. I took these photos during my research trip for An Untitled Continue ReadingCatch my post on Peterloo over at Musa

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Online trove for Austenites

The British Library has scanned many of its artifacts by and about Jane Austen, including this manuscript page from Persuasion (my fave): (I love the mark-ups: No one’s first draft is perfect.) Continue ReadingOnline trove for Austenites

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