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The Giant and the Sun – In search of King Arthur

The Giant and the Sun – Going off at a tangent

A binding contract…five determined nuns…and a runaway French beauty… By Any Means-Cindy Nord #BookReview #Historical #Reading @CNord2

A binding contract…five determined nuns…and a runaway French beauty… By Any Means-Cindy Nord #BookReview #Historical #Reading @CNord2

Originally posted on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author :
? A binding contract…five determined nuns…and a runaway French beauty – riverboat gambler, Brennen Benedict has just been dealt a full house, and his queen of hearts holds all the cards. With the Mississippi River his playground, ex-Confederate Cavalry Captain now affluent gambler, BRENNEN BENEDICT lives life…

History

Originally posted on beetleypete:
A lot of people these days have scant regard for history. Whether local, national, or world history, they think it has little or no relevance to their lives. It was something that happened at a time that didn’t concern them. A time when there was no Internet, video games, or fast-food…

Historical Research for Writers and Enthusiasts – How to Do It and Why

I recently had the opportunity to make use of my master’s degree in history when I gave a talk to a local writers group on how to use history to spice up your fiction writing. The idea is that history is filled with stories–millions and millions of them. Down through the ages cultures have developed,…

On the road again…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
How much can you really manage to do on a warm, sunny weekend? It is surprising how obliging time can be when it is limited. We do not rush, we are never hurried, but we do seem to manage to stretch the time we share in the…

@FTThum #BookReview ‘The Amorous Heart’ by Marilyn Yalom

Originally posted on Lit World Interviews:
The title was enticing… so I picked up the book. Title:      The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love Author:  Marilyn Yalom Publishers: Basic Books, Hachette Format: Hardback Pages:   277 Genre: Non-fiction, History ? ? What’s it about? As the title suggests, this is a book about…

Mini Mystery #5 Stand and Deliver!

Originally posted on Hannah Howe:
Stand and Deliver! You have probably heard of Dick Turpin, but who was he and what happened to him? Dick Turpin was baptised on 21 September 1705 at Hempstead, Essex. He established himself as a butcher, stealing stock from local farmers. Later, while on the run, he resorted to robbing smugglers who…

Cold stone and warm hearts

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Sir George Vernon, the ‘King of the Peak’ with one of his two wives Last year we visited Haddon Hall in Derbyshire as part of our research, both for the upcoming workshop and the continuing trail of clues we follow as we look back through history. We…

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