Women in uniform

Earlier this week, I posted on my writing blog about my OU studies in history and how I turned my MA dissertation into a self-published book Military or Civilians? The curious anomaly of the German Women’s Auxiliary Services during the Second World War.

The experience of women serving in a uniformed service in wartime fascinates […]

INSURRECTIO - what's the political background?

At the beginning of INSURRECTIO, thirteen years have passed since the story of AURELIA. Our heroine, now the senior imperial councillor, has climbed the career ladder to assistant foreign minister. Roma Nova’s government has a mix of traditional Roman elements such as a senate, an imperatrix – the ruler – and her imperial secretaries running […]

Jane Thynne and the allure of 1930s Germany

Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Jane Thynne to my blog. Jane has worked as a journalist for the BBC, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Independent. She has been a panellist on the BBC Radio 4 literary panel game The Write Stuff on many occasions and was a member of the judging panel […]