Sometimes a book just jumps out at you, and this is how it was when I spotted The Edinburgh Skating Club in this photo on Twitter. Edinburgh, history, art! All things very close to my heart since writing In the Blink of an Eye. Then there were the references, not just to the iconic portrait … Continue reading The Edinburgh Skating Club #art #history #Edinburgh @michlsloan
I’m quite a fan of Helen Kitson’s debut novel The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson (Louis Walters books 2019) and was eager to read her latest, Old Bones, which focuses on a group of not-so-young women living in a Shropshire village. However, as someone well into my sixth decade (and nearly out the other side!) … Continue reading Old Bones by Helen Kitson: or how old is old? @Jemima_Mae_7 @LouiseWalters12
Last week I mentioned a great new short fiction collection by L. M. Brown. The stories in Treading the Uneven Road are linked by a strong sense of place with some characters reappearing. In tone it reminded me of Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart. So here is Lorna, as promised, to tell us more about herself … Continue reading Interview with Lorna Brown
Today I’m delighted to welcome again someone whom I first interviewed here when my blog was a mere babe in arms. Since then he has completed four (?) books that I can think of to my measley two. But the reason (or excuse) for his appearance today is publication of his very latest offering – … Continue reading The Truth about Archie and Pye by Jonathan Pinnock
I have a soft spot for books about Roman Britain which I think has more to do with reading Rosemary Sutcliffe than studying Tacitus (yes, I did that too, once upon a time!) So it’s a pleasure to welcome Scottish writer Nancy Jardine to talk about researching this fascinating era. Thank you so much for … Continue reading History, Fiction and Archaeology. Nancy Jardine talks about Scotland in the First Century A.D.