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By yesterday evening I’d spent hours proofreading, a task that makes me vey ‘sweaty’ as I’m anxious about anything that might slip through the net.  To focus on the task I’d decided to take chapters in random order and read aloud in the hope that I’d see what is actually printed on the page rather than what I think is there.   136 more words


Birthing a Book

Birthing a Book

The advance reader copies of A DECENT WOMAN are nearly ready to send to my wonderful beta readers, and I’m excited! This week, my emotions run the gamut from happy, scared, doubtful, and then, to excited. 359 more words

Looking for a Home, and Himself

Review: The Lie, by Helen Dunmore
Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014. 294 pp. $25

“A memory like mine is more a curse than a blessing. It cuts into the past, as sharp as a knife, and serves it up glistening.” So observes Daniel Branwell, a British soldier returned to his native Cornish village in 1920, where he hopes to make a life after the Great War. 445 more words

Reviews And Columns

Book Review: The Warrior’s Princess by Barbara Erskine

The story begins with Jess suffering a traumatic event. Jess is a teacher in a London sixth form college, one night she is assaulted by someone she knows. 861 more words


- War and Peace (1956) -

Was watching War and Peace for the first time, 

gotta say Henry Fonda’s Pierre was utterly handsome and charming, 

especially how he adored and love Audrey Hepburn’s Natasha. 30 more words


Three titles added to Shot Tower Unbibliography


A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends and Folklore, Philadelphia: A 300-Year History and Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage

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Where History and Fiction Meet: Top 12 Historical Novels

Historical fiction, the vast territory where history meets fiction, can be a story about prehistoric times or the Elizabethan era or the American Civil War. It can be a sweeping epic or a thriller or a bodice ripper. 363 more words