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Review: “Pleasing Mr Pepys” by Deborah Swift

31 July 2017

Pleasing Mr Pepys is the newest work by Deborah Swift and set to release this September (2017), and I was fortunate to have been given an advance review copy....

New article on Queen Anne out now!

22 July 2017

Hear ye! We’re nearly at the end of July, but there’s still time for you to grab a copy of this month’s (Issue 17) History of Royals magazine, for it contains my latest...

Review: Lorna Doone: The Wild & Wanton Edition by M.J. Porteus

22 July 2017

Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore is considered a classic work of literature and for good reason. John Ridd is an amiable protagonist who falls in love with the equally amiable Lorna Doone,...

Review: The Devil on the Road by Robert Westall

19 June 2017

The Devil on the Road by Robert Westall was published in 1977 and recommended by my husband. Apparently, according to my husband, was a title on a reading list at school and he read...