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New book and review. Chaos Is Come Again by John Dolan and Fiona Quinn.

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As you know on Fridays I bring you new books. This one I’d had on my list to share for a while, but I was determined to read it and include the review in the post too. 615 more words


Guest post about Jules Verne's Mikhail Strogoff, on Great Raven blog

I have a guest post on fellow author Sue Bursztynski’s Great Raven blog, about the impact on me of Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff, and about being involved in bringing it back to English-speaking readers. 190 more words

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A menu from Jules Verne's Mikhail Strogoff

I’ve cross-posted this short, appetising extract from Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff on my food blog. Appropriately, it features a description of food, from a fantastic, colourful chapter where our hero stops for the night at the town of Nizhny Novgorod, where a massive multinational fair is taking place. 265 more words

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Some special events at the Historical Novel Society Conference

As well as the general program, there are some very special events at the Historical Novel Society of Australia’s inaugural conference this weekend. Here are a couple: 231 more words


Two days to go..

Only two days to go till the inaugural conference of the Historical Novel Society of Australia kicks off! It’s a packed program! Here’s just a few highlights: 419 more words


An exciting crowdfunding campaign bringing back the best adventure novel ever written!

I am thrilled to be part of an exciting publishing project: bringing back to English-speaking readers what many have called the best adventure novel ever written, the legendary French writer Jules Verne’s great book, … 385 more words

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'Disrupt! Books!' Winner Wants to Help Writers Navigate Arabic Publishing World

The Netherlands-based NGO Hivos recently sponsored a Disrupt! Books! event in Amman “dedicated…to investigating the possibilities of the internet for the traditional Arabic publishing industries”: 215 more words

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