Surprise and pleasure at a woman leading the action

Not, not me in ‘combat bookseller’ mode! But…

Last weekend, I attended a marché de Noël – Christmas fair – near where I live in southwest France. I chatted with local English friends, met real ones who had only been Facebook friends until then and made new ones. I had a fascinating discussion about […]

You have to know history before you can 'alternate' it

Roma Novan heroines, ancient and modern

To write alternative history with authenticity, it’s helpful to be as well-versed and researched as an author writing a more conventional historical novel.

Let me unpick that… Alternate (or alternative) history is based on the premise that the standard timeline diverged at a certain point and followed […]

NEXUS – Book of the Month!

Well, reviews have been coming in for NEXUS in a very satisfactory way, including from Discovering Diamonds Reviews which specialises in reviewing historical fiction. If you love historical fiction and are looking for good reads by new voices, you’ll find a treasure cave there. Everything is read by well-vetted and, frankly, tough reviewers, so […]