Podcast of my theauthorsshow.com interview is being repeated 20th August.

reat read with real characters that took me back to the fabulous 1960s, They say if you remember the 60s you weren't there. Well, the writers of Only One Woman were certainly there and so was I. This lovely novel with it's well-drawn and very real characters, references to the bands and records of the time, which I bought and played, transported me back to a wonderful time in my life; my teens. The story kept me turning the pages. Although my feelings changed towards certain characters as I neared the end of the story, it made it even more interesting and exciting, I loved the ending. I loved the book.

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My interview with The Authors Show is 13th August 12.01am EST – Drop-in and listen…I had a blast.

I’m so excited to be interviewed on the prestigious Author Show – the International Internet Radio show specifically for authors. My interview will be broadcast on 13th August 2019 at 12.01am EST for 24 hours and can be accessed on the day after that time. Other timezones need to calculate the difference to access. Please go to www.theauthorsshow.com on 13th August 2019 and click on my underlined book title link to my interview.  My interview will play on my scheduled day from Midnight to Midnight Eastern Time for a period of 24 hours initially and will be accessible for 6 months after that. It was fun chatting about Only One Woman. I was prepared to chat about Undercover: Crime Shorts but when the presenter said she’d read Only One Woman (co-written with Christina Jones) and loved it, well, one thing led to another and we ended up chatting about the 1960s and – well, anyway – find out by tuning in and do let me know. https://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JaneRisdon2/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Risdon/e/B00I3GJ2Y8

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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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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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