Tim Walker is my Guest Author today: King Arthur, The Romans, and The Dark Ages

I am really pleased to welcome historical author, Tim Walker, to my blog for the second time. Tim is a fascinating author who has also co-written with his daughter. Let’s find out about Tim: Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK. His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management. He began writing a historical series, […]

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David Videcette: My Guest – former Counter Terrorist Detective turned Author: ‘I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story…’™

I am thrilled to welcome author David Videcette to my blog this week – Author – Media Commentator – Detective I think you are in for a treat as we discover more about his career in Counter Terrorism and his writing. You may well have seen him on TV and heard him on the Radio giving his expert opinion about […]

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Nominated for Summer Indie Book Awards 2017: Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 – my second nomination

I’m really excited for all the authors included in this fab anthology, Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016   Published by Plaisted Publishing, nominated for the Metamorph Summer Indie Book Awards 2017 in which I have a short story,   The Beneficiaries of Secret Cottage. This is the second anthology in which I have been included receiving a nomination for the  Metamorph Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2017. The other being: Cons, Dames and G-Men You can read about it here: http://wp.me/p2dg55-3bw And you can read about Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 http://wp.me/p2dg55-2Dz You can download Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016, e-book FREE and purchase the Paperback via these sites:  The eBook  is FREE and will be available world-wide  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1125012369?ean=2940153508849 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ghostly-writes-anthology-2016/id1169859655?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/ghostly-writes-anthology-2016 http://www.inktera.com/store/title/53129dd2-5565-4fd7-b431-472696191264 https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=1730315 https://plaistedpublishinghouse.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/haunting-you-this-hallows-eve/ And many other book sites. A fantastic opportunity to discover new writers and their work; a great keepsake.

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Kedleston Hall: Part three of my ‘jolly’ there last year – inside All Saints Church with skulls under the floor. Revisiting my blog during lockdown.

As promised here are my photos of the inside of the church of All Saints,
the only survivor of medieval village at Kedleston which Sir Nathaniel Curzon demolished to make way for his new home.

He didn't want to disturb the burial-place of his ancestors so the church was saved.

One enters the church through its oldest surviving feature, the Norman south door.

Most of the late 13th century building is constructed from local Derbyshire sandstone, when the early English style was giving way to the more elaborate Decorated style. 

The Church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

In about 1700 Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 2nd Bt. employed Smith of Warwick to classicise the east wall facing the house.

He put up a sundial inscribed

'Wee shall [soon died all]' next to a skull and crossbones.

The 4th Lord Scarsdale was rector there from 1855-1916, and in 1884-5 he commissioned John Oldrid Scott to undertake a major restoration, which entailed removal of the box pews and the two-decker pulpit.

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London Book Fair 2017 – Only One Woman with Accent Press. Yay!!

ONLY ONE WOMAN Posters advertising Only One Woman by Christina and Jones and me are on display at the London Book Fair 2017 On the  Accent Press Ltd Stand. So excited.   We couldn’t go to the LBF in person, so seeing our book cover up on the advertising board is beyond Fab. USA & Canada Rights for Paperback, Audio and e-Book have been sold recently. Fabulous, exciting times. Only One Woman coming 2017. And  look: lots of other authors and books to discover at Accent too.  Photo: Accent Press Staff with M.D. Hazel Cusion

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