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Ruthless Revision

I should have known it was mistake.

Being married to a man with an aversion to history, and no historical sense at all, is not perhaps ideal for a writer of historical novels. 408 more words

Authorial Voice

Devil's Consort - Anne O'Brien

This book has the subtitle “England’s Most Ruthless Queen” and, yes, it’s about Eleanor of Aquitaine. There are quite a few novels about this character from writers such as Alison Weir, and very good they are too. 596 more words

Anne O'Brien


It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of the novelist Catherine King. Everybody who knew her, or attended her talks, said what a lovely lady she was. 657 more words

Book review: 'The First Blast of the Trumpet' by Marie Macpherson

‘Bring my niece,’ Prior Hepburn thundered.  ‘At once.’

Sister Maryoth pressed her hands together.  It grieves me greatly to tell you,’ she said, trying to suppress a smile cracking her face. 

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Recommendation: The Historical Novel "Pachacuti: World Overturned"

I know that many of you enjoy historical novels, therefore I would like to recommend Lori Eshleman’s Pachacuti: World Overturned. The novel is set in the eighteenth-century Kingdom of Quito (now Ecuador), at the time the Spanish Empire was on the decline thus raising the hopes of the indigenous population for a Pachacuti (“world-turning” in the Quichua language). 85 more words


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In the first place, Rose, the cute pet rat had to be differentiated from the near-trillions of her non-fellow rats. To this end, each morning, the Rat Orderly Officer (who was changed every twelve hours) was called into the O.C.’s bunker, or tent, or hole, or whatever, and entrusted with Rose, in her carry-all cage, with the following order: 538 more words

Historical Novels

Constable Commits Murder in Dunlavin

Full title: Running with crows: the life and death of a Black and Tan

Creator / Author: DJ Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Book / 284p… 268 more words

West Wicklow Studies