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Tate Me Out

Being a real life grown-up (when I want to be) I have a real life job outside this blog (one day you’ll pay my bills Picasso&Pints, one day) and it is in marketing. 453 more words


“All London did eat and drink and made merry” (Henry Machyn, 1558)

November 17th –  On this day in 1558, Henry Machyn (see also March 17th posting, entitled “Life and death in Tudor London”) wrote in his diary: 101 more words

On This Day

The Virgin's Spy (Tudor Legacy #5) by Laura Andersen

The “Tudor Legacy” series continues in this second book of the second trilogy. I sound like a broken record on this blog, but if you like Tudor historical fiction and haven’t given these a try, you should. 526 more words

Historical Fiction

On Monsieur's Departure - Queen Elizabeth I

I grieve and dare not show my discontent,

I love and yet am forced to seem to hate,

I do, yet dare not say I ever meant, … 150 more words


The Tournament by Matthew Reilly (a book review)

The Tournament is a historical fiction. This is a departure from the other books I’ve read by Matthew Reilly, who has written a series of pulse pounding fiction books. 387 more words


Sunday Sonnet - 08 November 2015

Only Poetry can defeat the ravages of Time. Shakespeare fervently asserts this in Sonnet 65, as he does so often in so much of his work.   303 more words

The Jesuit Letter by Dean Hamilton: Book Review & Author Interview

The Jesuit Letter

Dean Hamilton

365 pages

Published by TyburnTree Publishing, 2014

ISBN 9780993917400

The Historical Novel Society recently selected The Jesuit Letter as their  2,220 more words