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
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
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
It’s a wraparound cover! Spinning effect is courtesy of the video editor in the family ;-). THE SPANISH PATRIOT releases 1 September 2015.
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
*** 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
Releasing this Tuesday, March 3, exclusively on Amazon. Audiobook available via Amazon/Audible.
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
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
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